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Old 05-08-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
cpbl
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Full install of MDK9.2 does not erase traces of MDK10


I did a "clean" install of MDK9.2 after getting fed up of all the problems I was having with MDK10 and my new MandrakeClub membership,
but then my network card didn't work. In the error logs, the network was failing at the stage of assigning 127.0.0.1. It looks like this was due to
some things thinking I still had MDK10's kernel installed!! That is, in /boot, there were references to a 2.6 kernel. Even
though I had *reformatted* the / partition! Where was this information
hiding?

Is there information somewhere (I am having a hard time finding much useful help on the Mandrake Club site) to point to how to downgrade if one gets upset with e.g. MDK10 service and support?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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Do you have more then one partition? Check your fstab file. Your /boot is proabably on a seperate partition from /.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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No /boot partition

Oh, I forgot to mention: no, I do not have a /boot partition. It seems that unlike RH, MDK9 doesn't choose to make one by default (?). Anyway, I don't have one:

/dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda8 /export ext3 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windoze vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850 0 0

Regardless, this is a "bug" since I just told mandrake to do an "install", not an "upgrade". I had the installer reformat hda5.

-cpbl
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:11 PM   #4
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Did you choose to use the same /home partition w/o formatting?

Some settings are stored in your user's /home directory and may be getting used at boot time. Try starting as root and see if you have the same problem
 
  


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