Not sure about this but AFAIK the 2.0 board should be functional and yours isn't.
I think you only need the database functional.
OK, but then why should the 2.0 board then be installed on the same server instead of just using the database and pointing the converter to the database (with the necessary details e.g. table prefix).
The last time I did it was 2007 so converted to 3.0. The documentation says:
So I assume it’s direct.6. Conversion from phpBB 2.0.x to phpBB 3.2.x wrote: This paragraph explains the steps necessary to convert your existing phpBB2 installation to phpBB3.
Probably because there are files to copy too -- avatars and attachments and such.
NO, because the 2.0 data is extracted (and transformed) for input in the 3.2 database.
hmm ok, forgot about that.
Sorry but that's a firm no (not because I don't want to but because there are too many unknown factors at this time, plus I'm currently multi tasking - one task being having dinner).