It took longer than I expected.
I started to back up my laptop on Friday, plugging a friend's ibook into a usb hard drive, plugging my laptop into his, then schlepping the data over and tarring it up. Finally, around midnight, I started to reload OS/X. My partition map looks something like this:
- Bootstrap partition
- Linux Swap
- Shared Data
Now that there's a stable HFS+ read/write driver for the Linux kernel, I will be able to store all my data on a single partition, ensuring that I have access to it from both operating systems. Furthermore, I plan on installing Mac On Linux once again, which will enable me to run applications like Tinderbox from within Linux. Before, the dual booting was a barrier -- it forced me to use OS X more than I would probably have preferred. Now, I can have the best of all possible worlds.
Unfortunately, StuffIt seems to be a little skittish with my tar files, which are several GB apiece. So I'm not quite up and running yet.
I delayed this project for a while, because I knew that it could take a lot of time. I hoped to do it over Christmas break, but alas, there was no time.
At least, OS/X is up and running, and I can blog once again.