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Old 12-19-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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Mounting hfs partition on ubuntu ppc live cd


I'm trying to recover some priceless data for a friend who's powerbook g4 maliciously crashed. I'm trying to use a ubuntu ppc live cd to go in there mount the partition, and transfer the files via ftp over the network. The live cd boots without any problems, but I get the error that /dev/hda is in use, or already mounted when I try to mount it (which neither are true). Note that the reason for the crash could have been a dying hard drive, but I'll try anything to recover the data. I used several varients of: mount -t hfsplus /dev/hda /mnt/macosx to try to mount the drive. Also note that /dev/hda is the only hard disk device in /dev. Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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try mount /dev/hda1 if it's the first partition...
 
Old 12-21-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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There is no /dev/hda1 in /dev, so it says there is no such partition. Is there an easier way of retrieving this data? All help is appreciated.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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Any other ideas, or alternative methods of retrieving this data? It would be nice if he doesn't have to send it to those recovery people for a grand.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 09:31 PM   #5
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I'm sorry to bring up this old thread, but I never found out how to mount it... (read original post)
 
Old 02-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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Try fdisk -l "small L" /dev/hda to list the partitions on hda and see what it shows. hda1 may not be the main partition.
 
  


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