My box is alive an kicking again! :)
The reinstallation was less painfull, than expected. I was quite amazed, that all my settings remained intact and the system remembered KDE settings, gkrellm
skins and many other things. Having the /home directory on a separate partition was a good decision!
For a while I played with the thought of installing another distro (debian
), but I had to get the system to the state, that my wife is familiar with. Downloading Mandakelinux 10.1 DVD (~2GB) took about 3 hours on my 2Mbps connection. Add another 3 hours, that I needed to install the OS, and download necessary software: Firefox
... and guess what, amaroK was on the DVD ...