Install script not detecting OS

Hi Everyone,

This is not my first Virtualmin server setup. but it is my first in about a year.

I have a new copy of Ubuntu 12.04.01 running as a virtual machine on ProxMox.
I am get the following error: “Failed to detect operating system”.

But here is the fun one. I got Webmin to install ok.

So what’s wrong with the Virtualmin installer?

Here is my “uname -a” output.

Linux 3.8.0-31-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 10 20:03:44 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks for any help.



What is the output of this command:

cat /etc/issue

cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 13.04 \n \l

I had done a system update the other day. I did not realize it had changed the Version.

When will 13.04 be added to the supported list?

Because I did install Webmin before the OS update and it’s working fine.



Well, that’s not a normal update, that’s a complete distribution upgrade. It shouldn’t actually be possible to do that without changing the repositories being used in the sources.list file.

Unfortunately, there isn’t any planned support for Ubuntu 13.04, as it’s not an LTS release. Ubuntu 12.04 is the newest supported Ubuntu version until 14.04 comes out (which will also be an LTS release).

Sorry, I know that’s not the news you wanted to hear :slight_smile:

I’m not actually sure how that might have occurred though… just running an “apt-get upgrade” just pulls in packages from the repositories defined in the /etc/apt/sources.list.

If you want, feel free to paste in the contents of that file, maybe that’ll make it clearer as to how that occurred.