Installing Virtualmin on Debian Squeeze

  • mojiz
  • 07/12/09
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Posted: Sun, 2009-07-12 15:18

I'm trying to install virtualmin on a VPS.
The os is debian Squeeze
the installer gives the following error:

Failed to detect operating system


Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid \n \l

cat /etc/debian_version


How can I install it?


Howdy, The installer

  • andreychek
  • 01/04/09
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  • Sun, 2009-07-12 16:13


The installer supports Debian 4 (Etch) and 5 (Lenny), but not Sid.

The list of supported distros is available here:

one more supported distro

  • 01/18/08
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  • Mon, 2010-11-15 18:00

My solution is temporary this one

1) modify /etc/issue like this Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 \n \l

2) run

3) edit /etc/apt/sources.list add a # in front of deb virtualmin-lenny main

3) restore the original /etc/issue

4) run apt-get dist-upgrade

my only trouble at this time is that virtualmin don't see correctly apache running

don't know the date of squeeze final release but I'm so enthousiast with lxc containers management in squeeze that I'm planning to use instead of xen, kvm and openvz for virtual hosting

Just works

  • lulatsch66
  • 12/07/08
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  • Tue, 2011-01-04 11:51

Thanx for your solution: just worked fine using Squeeze beta2.