Mounting a MacOS hard disk on a Ubuntu machine?
lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 18:33:02 UTC 2007
On 19/09/2007, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Anybody try this? I have a MacOS hard disk (in a USB case)... I need to
> > get some files off of the disk. Know if Ubuntu will be able to do that?
> > Or do I need to do something special?
> You should be able to read it. I don't think Ubuntu supports writing to
> them, but it can read.
I have managed it in the past, experimentally.
The thing is, fdisk (and relatives) can't tell you about the
partitions on a Mac disk, because they don't understand the Mac
partitioning format. However, the kernel does and in the output of
/dmesg/ you should see the partitions listed. What I did was go
through and mount them all in turn until I found the ones with data
in. Confusingly, the Mac disk partitioning scheme used lots of little
partitions for holding non-filesystem data, so you may well find that
the ones with your actual drives in are some way into the disk - say
hda7 and hda8 when hda1-6 contain nothing readable.
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