I could never understand why some people do things the hard way.
The easy way didn't work for me, I really don't know why. (I did not upload the updated board, just the 4.82 one). I have no doubt that I did something wrong, somewhere. The lack of config.int kind of threw me.
So I did a fresh install, did your first three steps, had not done the fourth.
Tried to run the fourth but it would not upgrade from 4.82. Browser just hung there. Did the other upgrade steps, successfully, old database still doesn't show.
I shall upgrade my original 4.82 photopost first, on my previous. Upload all files and databases to new server. Change config.inc and config.int (which wasn't in my 4.82) on new server. Make the appropriate sacrifice to the UNIX gods.
And we shall see what happens...
Thanks Chuck! Appreciate the help. Have a happy and safe New Year, where ever you are.