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Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.As root run: # urpmi.update -a # urpmi --update --auto-select The graphical update tool will not automatically update the kernel and either will the above command.Thanks guys for the information, I am understanding a bit more.Don't really understand the techy term "hose" but I guess it means "screw up" in broad terms. (infallable)Install the kernel package that matches your kernel source if you want; it shouldn't hose anything.Hopefully one of the older kernels I had could boot, ran lilo from it and the machine went back to life. Then I looked for all the and took a look at the changes Well, I'm impressed by how well the procedure worked.Sure, there were some hurdles and the modification in libraries versions wasn't earth shattering (I wonder if everything would work as well with a major update) but still it's much better that what was available before. View the other draft pages View all other pages to improve and maintain.For upgrading from Mandriva to Mageia, follow the instructions at Use the Mandriva Linux Control Center to remove all your sources.Oh, btw, I was using the machine (logged in in X) during the whole process. Welcome to Linux Questions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.