Originally Posted by dracolich
just skip the k directory
what a good idea, i never thought of that..
well I would definitely suggest compiling your own kernel..
I figured out how to do that from the link in my sig. IMO its really not that hard. (Also H_TexMex_H has a great book linked in his sig which is much more verbose)
Spend time reading, also check lsmod, lspci -v (from working kernels) and use xconfig or gconfig for starters. And _never_ obliterate your working kernel images. I always keep huge26.s (my install kernel) available in lilo.conf just in case.
(you can compile the kernel on a different machine, or ssh from another machine to the server) make sure you have the same versions of gcc/glibc on server and where you compile the kernel though.
iirc I think only the tcl/tk packages from disk 2 are useful, and the qt libs in kde/ (iff you have any programs that require these libs) But all this may depend on how you did your first install. If you installed everything then it may be worth upgrading with disk 2 also, but thats a bit beyond my expertise. And of course if you only upgrade disk 1 and find problems you can just upgradepkg --install-new <disk 2>/*/*.tgz.
I would caution that I tend to have the approach of play until it breaks, then see whats broken and fix it.