Removing OSX partitions to get GNU/Linux only system
I would like to get rid off all the disc partitions used by OSX and only
leave Debian on my system. I wnat to stop using hfsplus partition since
they are not as fast as ext2 or ext3 and fsck.hfsplus is not existing.
On top of that I rarely use OSX since the applications are so much
slower that the ones proved by Debian.
What is the best way to go about this?
I have a PowerBook G4 with 40GB disc with the GNU/Linux partitions at
/dev/hda11 4GB /
/dev/hda13 10GB /home
Here are the steps I plan to take but have some questions, perhaps
somebody can comment on them:
- backup user and specefic system data
- remove all the OSX related partitions (can this be done by a Debian
tool or can this only be done by OSX partition editor which one can use
when booting command line from the install DVD?)
- move root and swap partition (what is the best way to do this, create
new partitions and copy the data or is there a way to move these
partitons over the disc?)
- grow /home partition (again, is it better to move all my data off the
system to another machine, create a huge partition and move it back or
is there a way to grow the partition?)
- alter open firmware to go directly to yaboot, now it asks me to boot
OSX of GNU/Linux, this was set by Debian installer (how do I get this to
go directly to yaboot only and not ask or time-out?)
Perhaps there are more people with experience in this and we could
collect this info for a mini-HOWTO or just put it on a webpage so people
can move easily from a dualboot OSX-GNU/Linux to GNU/Linux only system
and get the most out of the hardware.