Pardon my MacOS naivete.
I'm quite comfortable with Unix and plan to install Linux on a G3 (beige,
tower 300MHz MacOS 8.5 8G HD). The Linuxppc installation process looks
fairly straight forward (and pretty well documented). But i've got a
question on step-0: backing up my HD.
I've got plenty of pre-existing stuff on my HD that i'd like to retain
with out having to install them all over again.
Seems like i have two options:
1. Backup everything. I'm pretty naive on this process under MacOS. I've
got a zip drive and it looks like i'm currently consuming around 2G on my
HD. Can i back up everything on Zip disks? (Given their 100M capacity
looks like i would need some 10--20 Zip disks??!)
Is there a way i can backup across the net? I've got practically
unlimited Unix disk space at work. Any way to backup my Mac file system
to Unix? Will a simple tar/ftp work? Suggestions for commercial or
2. Get another HD. I'v no problem with this except that i'm not familiar
with the reputation of any of the internal HD makers. shopper.com gave
me some info: a 4.30GB Eide Ultra-ATA/66 3.5LP 9.5MS 5400RPM Caviar by
Western Digital is going from $90--110. Any good? Any other
Given that i have 8G of HD already i'd prefer something along option #1.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.