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I'm quite at loss with this, probably your LiveCD has significantly newer kernel (and whole system) than your Linux installation? Do you still have the Mandriva disk you installed from? You'll probably succeed using it as LiveCD.
yeah. i have a few surplus boxes i'm loading this way.
trying to make the installations easy but when i don't
get one to work, i go back to a fresh install from the
mandriva live cd. so far i'm 0 for 4. that's been working
fine in every case. just means manually going through and
updating, adding apps, copying data, etc. after the
install. wish i could get this to work. odd thing is i've
gotten this partimage process to clone my xp system in a
similar upgrade without a hitch.
progress! wow! not working but not looking at GRUB all over my screen.
emerson, using the mandriva live cd got me to a successful, sort of,
install of grub using your arguments and commands. the mandriva boot
screen displays and the process engages. it errors, however, in a
No volume groups found
Invalidating stale software suspend images... done.
Enabling /etc/fstab swaps: swapon: /dev/hda5: Invalid argument [FAILED]
fsck.ext3: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda6
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
*** An error occurred during the filesystem check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):
i'm thinking there might be a way to still get this to work and that
the command 'e2fsck -b 8193 <device>' is generic and needs something
more specific to my system? (sorry but i don't know how to put the
above code into a box.)