Oh my I really am a pain aren't I?
what i did:
using the 'new' install edited the config.php to point to the 'old' d/b;
but now i'm getting
phpBB : Critical Error
Could not open DSW2 template config file
Line : 361
File : functions.php
when i try to go to *mydomain.org/forum/phpBB2/index.php*
I realize the error is saying that its looking for the cfg file for the DSW2 template (the heavily mod'ed and individualized for our site), so now what file do I change in the 'new' install to point to the subSilver.cfg located in the new install files?
The 'old' phpbb forum is running/working fine since the update, I thought maybe if i went into the old ones admincp and unchecked the override user style it would make the new forum 'work', alas.... it didn't... i still get the error quoted above.....