I got my replacement NetWinder from CCC a couple of weeks ago. Now the next job is to create a workable environment that will survive a disk image upgrade.
I don't know if anything here would be useful at all. They probably will be of some limited use, but perhaps not.
The first thing I did is to RCS-control every system file I edit. Hopefully, I will be able to back-patch my edited versions if I need to overwrite my /etc directory during upgrades.
The empty partition ought to be used. It seems that the most logical place to mount it is to mount it on /home.