More Info - Kernel problem
It seems I have a hardware issue. I tried to run the 'patch' option from the DVD and it threw up "Found VIA VT8237A SATA 2 controller" with the query "Any other hardware?".
If I select "No" I get the response
I noted that on the M2V mobo there is also a JMicron JMB363 SATA/PATA controller which I had previously discounted as a problem since I can read the DVD OK. If I select "Yes" to the above the JMB363 is not an option.
An error occurred -
An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
However it appears this could be a problem since:
a) it is not clear just which SATA ports it accesses
b) is not supported on kernel 2.6.17-x (it seems, however, that it is on 2.6.18 )
SO. How do I patch the kernel on a drive I cannot access.
How can I upgrade Mandriva 2007 with another Distro without trashing my programs and/or data, (/home is a separate partition, TG).
Does the name Yossarian mean anything here? ;)