I'd like to install Lubuntu on my iBook but I've had a hard time pulling files from it. I've tried to use Gparted to partition an external HD in Fat32 to drag-and-drop but with a lot of files it does not work. For some reasons Gparted will not allow me to make a partition in HFS. I'd burn the files onto discs but I can't seem to get the optical drive to burn.
I noticed people recommend SuperDuper and Carbon Copy but that for making a complete backup. All I want to do is take my core files from this iBook and move it to my main laptop which runs Linux Mint. There's no point in a dual-boot considering the age of this Mac and it only has a 40gb harddrive.
So what's the best way to transfer files from a PPC Mac to a Linux machine?