read extern drive in ubuntu
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 28 14:38:18 UTC 2010
Sorry guys I guess I was not very clear. She will send me her hard
drive and I intend to put it in my empty external drive case and read it
with Ubuntu and copy it. I can send them by email as files or write to
dvd and mail to her. This info is on a pretty small hard drive I think
as it is old. Everyone is telling her that she can only get the files
off and read them with a Mac computer. I don't know what kind of file
system Mac uses or if the advice she has been given is correct. It's my
understanding that you can put Ubuntu on a Mac and move the personal
files to Ubuntu. I just want to be sure I can work with the Mac files
or convert them to something Ubuntu can work with. Doug
On 06/28/2010 10:06 AM, Maurice McCarthy wrote:
> On 28 June 2010 14:28, Liam Proven<lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 28 June 2010 14:23, Maurice McCarthy<manselton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Come to think of it if your friend can make a cd image file (an iso
>>> image) of the book and email it to you then you can mount that image
>>> as an loop back device. It would save posting the disk.
>> #1 - if the friend can't read the hard disk, she can't mail one file
>> from it, can she? The purpose of sending the disk is to recover data
>> off it, AIUI.
> Oops! Too dull I've been, see!
>> #2 - DVDs typically run to 5GB or so. That is rather too big to email.
> An iso file can be as small as you like. For example Damn Small Linux
> is an operating system in 50 Mb.
> Best Wishes
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