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I have a triple boot system, w98 Mdk 9.2 and Mandriva 2006.


I have had no success fixing menudrake in 2006. I discovered I have killed MCC, that won't launch any more. It's a long sad tail, so I decided its time to install a fresh system, something new to play with...


W98 and Mdk 9.2 are fine. 2k6 is ( was ) my main system. Before I install, I like to make copies of many of the configuration files, just in case I can't get something working right away. It also saves a lot of time re-figuring out things like what sound module to modprobe. So, here is a list of things I have made copies of in my /home directory.


My question, what may have I overlooked? Suggestions, please.


Already backed up...


- Firefox bookmarks

- fstab

- I piped lsmod and lspci to files

- For NFS hosts.allow hosts.deny exports

- For samba smb.conf

- xorg.conf

- ifcfg-eth0

- resolv.conf

- menu.lst

- piped df command to a file

- made a backup of the .kde directory and contents


I will format the / partition and do a clean install.

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