Virtualmin boot error cloud-init[1404]: failed run of stage modules-config

OS type and version Debian GNU/Linux 10
Virtualmin version 6.17-3 Pro

Hi there,
On restarting server due to reported (ping -a) hostname being different from DNS hostname fixes (probably unrelated) my virtualmin installation is not starting anymore.

[Edit] virtualmin decided to start again and is accessible. Would still very much like to fix the errors.

Tried to take some screenshots while starting the shared server and these messages/errors popup.
I don’t know how to fix this. It appears python3 related.
I use the system mostly as a mailserver and FoundryVTT host.

Can someone help me in the right direction?

Best Regards,


If you’re not actually using cloud instances created in Debian you can ignore it. I know people that actually uninstall it entirely as it slows down their bootup.

Hi Gomez_Adams,

Thanks for your answer.
Can you tell me if it’s safe to disable below services? Or should I disable a subselection:

Will try to uninstall after that. If that’s at all a safe thing to do.

Best regards,

Don’t mess with this in the Virtualmin/Webmin panels.

This is an OS thing. Google up how to remove cloud-init from your actual OS (Ubuntu, etc.) and you’ll find simple instructions on how to do it from the command line.

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