Installing VB on 9.10

Fred Roller froller at
Mon Nov 9 13:22:18 UTC 2009

Allen Meyers wrote:
> I have tried after download both:
> sudo apt-get -f install virtualbox-3.0
> sudo dpkg -i Downloads/virtualbox-3.0_3.0.10-54097_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb
> allen at allen-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install virtualbox-3.0
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Package virtualbox-3.0 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package virtualbox-3.0 has no installation candidate
> allen at allen-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i
> Downloads/virtualbox-3.0_3.0.10-54097_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb
> dpkg: error processing
> Downloads/virtualbox-3.0_3.0.10-54097_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb
> (--install):
>  cannot access archive: No such file or directory
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  Downloads/virtualbox-3.0_3.0.10-54097_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb
> allen at allen-desktop:~$
> Please advise
> Allen Meyers
> texas.chef94 at
Sounds like you are trying to install the VB from Sun directly.  If you 
want to use the OSE version native to the Repos then:

    sudo apt-get install virtualbox

if on the other hand you want to install the from the repos the sun 
version then go to this site:

and scroll down to get the instruction for setting up your source list 
and /then/:

    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.0

Hope this helps.


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