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Hi, Now I use Mandrake 7.0(Air) Kernel 2.2.14-15mdk on a 400Mhz AMD K6-2 with 127 Mb Ram There is a software I need to use on it but I fear ...
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    Upgrade Mandrake 7.0 To 2009


    Hi,

    Now I use Mandrake 7.0(Air)
    Kernel 2.2.14-15mdk
    on a 400Mhz AMD K6-2 with 127 Mb Ram

    There is a software I need to use on it but I fear the computer might not work sooner or later.

    So I want to use that software on a better computer

    And I want to make a backup with the USB port because the only backup the software allow is a zip that doesn't work anymore.

    But I think that those who installed the software made a way that nobody can upgrade the operating system, use USB ports... other than their own zip.

    So I thought, If I upgrade, it keeps everything: users, software...

    And I can use the USB Port to make backups

    Then I tried to upgrade Mandrake 7.0 to 2009
    but it doesn't work.

    there is a message :

    An error occured
    mkinitrd failed: (mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-2.2.14-15mdk.img --if needed 2.2.14-15mdk)

    Is there anyway I can upgrade manually or fix that error?

    I already tried to install Mandrake 2009 on another hard drive, but I don't know how to transfer the software, and all the users

    Thank you very much
    Best regards.

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    I think your task is nearly impossible. You would like to bridge a gap of at least 5 years in Linux! You can only do a fresh install. It is better to try to install the required software on a newer version.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...content=100682
    Linux Usert#430188

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    Forgot

    I forgot to say that there is no new software because they closed already

    Impossible missions are in my blood.

    I'm willing to do it

    But I need help on how to do it
    Even little things might help

    Thank you.

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    Which software is it?
    Have you tried to install it under Mandriva 2009?
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...content=100682
    Linux Usert#430188

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