Install error: Can't identify version, installation halted

  • dcd
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 09:56
I tried a while back to install 64 Studio 2.0 on its own partition in a laptop already running XP and Ubuntu Studio (Feisty). About halfway through the installation I got an error message saying that the installer could not determine the version of Debian, and the installation was aborted. (Sorry, but I'm writing from memory, but I remember that the message was about identifying the version of the installation.) I was thinking that the installer was somehow being confused by Ubuntu Studio, which is also Debian based but not true Debian. However, other posts have shown that 64 Studio can get along with other Linux distros, including Ubuntu. Does anyone have any idea why I got this message, and if there is a workaround? Regards, dcd

Install error: Can't identify version, installation halted

  • dcd
  • 11/19/07
  • Tue, 11/20/2007 - 04:07
I actually did use gparted to set up a separate partition for 64 Studio, but I suppose it's possible that I selected the wrong partion when I tried the installation. I have noticed that different Linux distros and tools sometimes give differing designations to disks and partions Thanks for the suggestion. I guess I'll give installing another shot. Thanks again, dcd

Just guessing...

  • guitard00d
  • 10/15/07
  • Mon, 11/19/2007 - 14:59
Sounds to me like you were trying to do something equal to upgrading Ubuntu Studio to 64 Studio, meaning - you didn't create a separate partition for 64 Studio. They'll cohabitate on the same hard drive just fine, so long as you create a separate partition for 64 Studio. They can share the same swap partition since only one of them is running at any given time.