Unable to start meteor when beginning tutorial

PS C:\meteor> cd simple-todos
>> meteor npm install
>> meteor

C:\meteor\simple-todos>C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\.meteor\packages\meteor-tool\1.3.1\mt-os.windows.x86_32\dev_bundle\bin\\node.exe C
i.js install
meteor-node-stubs@0.2.3 node_modules\meteor-node-stubs
├── https-browserify@0.0.1
├── tty-browserify@0.0.0
├── path-browserify@0.0.0
├── os-browserify@0.2.1
├── constants-browserify@1.0.0
├── string_decoder@0.10.31
├── process@0.11.2
├── punycode@1.4.1
├── querystring-es3@0.2.1
├── assert@1.3.0
├── timers-browserify@1.4.2
├── domain-browser@1.1.7
├── events@1.1.0
├── util@0.10.3 (inherits@2.0.1)
├── stream-browserify@2.0.1 (inherits@2.0.1)
├── vm-browserify@0.0.4 (indexof@0.0.1)
├── console-browserify@1.1.0 (date-now@0.1.4)
├── http-browserify@1.7.0 (inherits@2.0.1, Base64@0.2.1)
├── readable-stream@2.0.6 (process-nextick-args@1.0.6, inherits@2.0.1, util-deprecate@1.0.2, isarray@1.0.0, core-util-is@1.0.2)
├── buffer@4.5.1 (ieee754@1.1.6, isarray@1.0.0, base64-js@1.1.2)
├── url@0.11.0 (punycode@1.3.2, querystring@0.2.0)
├── browserify-zlib@0.1.4 (pako@0.2.8)
└── crypto-browserify@3.11.0 (inherits@2.0.1, create-hmac@1.1.4, randombytes@2.0.3, pbkdf2@3.0.4, create-hash@1.1.2, diffie-hellman@5.
0.2, browserify-cipher@1.0.0, create-ecdh@4.0.0, browserify-sign@4.0.0, public-encrypt@4.0.0)
[[[[[ C:\meteor\simple-todos ]]]]]

=> Started proxy.
   Looking for packages                      -

I still have this problem after re-installing Meteor on a Windows 10 machine. I uninstalled Nodejs before the re-install of Meteor just in case. It never gets past “Looking for packages” or “Preparing project”.


Hello, it’s common problem on a windows 10.
I solved it by removing all error packages and then installing them again.


I see the command to remove packages here: http://docs.meteor.com/#/full/packages. Could you be more specific by “error packages”? I’m not getting any errors.


Does anyone have a better work-around than I do for this? I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Virtualbox on my Windows 10 machine. I installed meteor on the Ubuntu VM and am running meteor on it. Then I forwarded the meteor port so I can see the site from my Windows machine.

For syncing files between Windows and Ubuntu, the best I can come up with is Dropbox. I can edit a file on my Windows machine in Dropbox, and then Dropbox will move the changes over to Ubuntu. Meteor can see these changes. It’s not instant, but it seems to be a few seconds for Dropbox to move the file over. I couldn’t get symlinks / writing to work with a shared folder in Virtualbox. Maybe I will try a different VM and see if it does shared folders between Windows and Ubuntu any better.

Here’s the sort of trouble I was having with getting the shared folder working: http://www.ahtik.com/blog/fixing-your-virtualbox-shared-folder-symlink-error/ . That fix does not work for me.