i want to install virtul box i already download but i did not installimg that in terminal i am using like root@ghawtham-A68I-350-DELUXE-R2-0:/home/ghawtham# dpkg -ivirtualbox-4.3_4.3.20-96996~Ubuntu~precise_i386 dpkg: error: unknown option -v Type d

Asked by NARESH on 2014-12-03

i want to install virtul box i already download but i did not installimg that in terminal i am using like root@ghawtham-A68I-350-DELUXE-R2-0:/home/ghawtham# dpkg -ivirtualbox-4.3_4.3.20-96996~Ubuntu~precise_i386 dpkg: error: unknown option -v Type dType dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' ! .

please help me iam new user but i like linux very much
Linux ghawtham-A68I-350-DELUXE-R2-0 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"

 i hope u will be help me bye

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2014-12-07
Last query:
2014-12-07
Last reply:
2014-12-05

There is a typo in your command.

But first, please send us the output of this command:

uname -a ; cat /etc/lsb-release

Why dont you use the version in the repos, you can install it with software centre....

NARESH (nareshgoud69v) said : #3

Linux ghawtham-A68I-350-DELUXE-R2-0 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"

All you need to run is:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get install virtualbox

And it will install. Neary everything you can need is in the repos. This isn't Windows where users are expected to look around the web for functionality they need. It's nonsense to expect users to do this but they have been doing it for years.

In Linux there is a central storage of applications which you can search and install easily.

NARESH (nareshgoud69v) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

NARESH (nareshgoud69v) said : #6

thanks a lot to all linux