I've been running the same copy of Gentoo Linux on this machine since 2002, and the cruft is really starting to pile up. I installed the latest nvidia driver yesterday, and X crashed as long as GLX was enabled. After making sure that there were no version mismatches, I reverted back to the old driver. And X still crashed as long as GLX was enabled.
So, I figure now's as good a time as any to just reblast the whole OS. Now, I don't have my CDROM drives hooked up, so I just built the image on another hard drive. Now, once this backup finishes (gah, how did I make linux take up 14G?)
, I'll attempt to format the partition and copy my new image... from a chroot on the live system. My experience with linux says that this will work, but I've never done it before :)
Reiserfs on / this time, btw. Tired of having my databases corrupted when mythtv brings the system down.