Scorp 123, What I would do the next time you do a full install is manually partition your HD. Make / about 6 gig, make SWAP twice as big as you available ram and partition the remander as /home. The reason I say this is, when you come to "upgrade" to the latest version, you will only need to reformat your / partition to perform a full install and leave your /home partition with all your configs and personal files intack. This is how I "upgraded" from Barbara to Bea.
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