upgrade RH8 to RH9 - upgrade or clean install
i currently am running RH8.0 on a Dell Pentium 4 with integrated Intel Video. When I was running the same RH on an IBM PIII 500, the computer was much much faster. I believe that the reason my current computer is slower is b/c X isn't configured properly, although it works eventually. When I did a clean install of 8.0, I had to do a bunch of things to get it to work.
I would like to go to 9.0 since I believe this would solve my problem. I am downloading the distribution ("shrike-SRPMS.iso" on three disks) an am looking at installing it. Is there a way to upgrade it so that I don't lose any data, or is the clean install preferred. Would it make more sense just to recompile the kernel? If it is preferred to do a clean install, what should I backup in order to keep my Samba settings saved?