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I currently have Mandrake 10.0 and I am happy with its peformance. That said, I would like KDE 3.3 and a version of Amarok that works well.
In the past when I tried to upgrade my system with a new version of mandrake all hell broke loose on my PC. Can anyone advise me how to get what I want (see paragraph 1) and keep my system plodding along happily.
You can't download CD4, it, only available in the packaged version. You'll have to get the RPMs later.
Definitely back up your home directory. Back up any other configuration files into which you have put a lot of work (smb.conf etc). Also back up any other files you want to keep like downloaded files if they are not in /home.
During the install format all the partitions except for /home unless you want to change its size. (youve got the backup, remember).
You will then have the enjoyable task of reinstalling firefox, video drivers etc