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Old 03-25-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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Sun xVM VirtualBox


how do I uninstall and remove Sun xVM VirtualBox from my pc?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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How did you install it?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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it's version 2.02 that i got from a linux fomat mag. i installed it from the cd.
 
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Was it a .deb file?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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i don't think so. in order to delete it i need to have root permissions. how do i do so?
 
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Without knowing what type of file it was when you installed it, it's difficult to say how to remove it. VirtualBox comes in a number of different installation formats, each of which has a different way of removal.

Assuming it was a .deb file you installed, try the following in a terminal:
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sudo dpkg --remove Virtualbox
edit: the sudo gives you temporary root permissions. You will need to enter your password to run the command.

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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after trying sudo dpkg --remove Virualbox the response is
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dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove virtualbox which isn't installed
the problem though is that i still can't install something else like VMware becuase it then says that VirtualBox is installed.
 
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You really need to find out how you installed it in the first place. Have you still got the DVD that you got it from? If you do, you can see what type of file it was, then we can figure out how to remove it.

A quick Google suggests it's possible to have both VMware and VirtualBox installed in parallel, though I've never tried, and maybe the most recent versions complain.

Also, maybe dpkg is case sensitive, so try:
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sudo dpkg -r VirtualBox\*
Note: uppercase V and B, and the * is a wildcard to catch anything appended to the name.
 
  


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