I am at my wit’s end. I have been working on this for three weeks, and I am so frustrated! :wall: :bsod:
A year and a half ago, my friend helped me set up a Linux Mandriva server for email, web pages, file storage, and mysql. While I am computer literate with Windows, I am new to Linux. My friend set me up with Webmin to manage the server, and that was how I did it for a year and a half.
Unfortunately, the motherboard blew a capacitor, and I don’t have the know-how to repair that. The motherboard was very old (http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails...el=m7vig+pro+d), and I really don’t want to pay $150.00 to replace it. I tried to boot the hard drive in the new system, but it freezes on the splash screen with a kernel panic. I tried getting help on the Mandriva forums, but they were impatient with me and rather rude (not to mention a little overwhelming). My friend that helped me set it up does not have time to help me again, so I am on my own.
So, I have a new system with a new hard drive, on which I have installed Mandriva Power Pack 2010. I copied over some of the settings (only the ones regarding my host name and domain). All of the services are working, but my server will not resolve to my domain name. My server is also refusing email connection. I have managed to ping my server successfully using a command prompt.
I am very computer literate with Windows software and basic hardware, but my weak areas include programming and networking (although I am currently attending college for programming). These two areas are quite hazy for me. I am also a bit new to Linux, though I am learning a lot from this experience.
I still have the old server hard drive (it has Mandriva 2008) which is completely functional; it just doesn’t want to boot. We have tried editing the fstab files and the menu.lst files, but it will not move past a kernel panic. I do not have a Live CD, and the company does not sell them anymore. I can fully access the drive as a secondary drive only.
Could someone please please help me? Please? I tried on the Mandriva forums, but they were impatient with me and a little rude. I have posted this in so many other forums, but no one has replied (except to confirm what a complicated problem I have). I don’t know where else to go! :sigh: