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Old 01-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question slave drive linux not recognized by iMac Mavericks


Is there a download or method to slave a WD Hdd with Cinnamon to an iMac (2013/14 version) with Mavericks.
Using a 2.0 Usb Sata adapter. IMac will not recognize drive to access or boot.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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You might have to make the drive a master.

I think it is up to the controller to decide if it will handle a bus with a slave, but no master. It used to be mandatory that a bus have a master as the controller wouldn't even look for a slave without the master being there first. A simple linear scan that stops on the first failure...
 
Old 01-09-2014, 11:35 AM   #3
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Being a novice at this I believe my tech support from a windows person may have caused me to ask wrongly.
Is there a way to access or run my WD hdd with Cinnamon using my iMac . (The laptop running Linux has a dead video card and LCD.)
The iMac will recognize and access Windows formatted HDDs externally, but will not recognize the Linux formatted drive I need to access. I purchased the iMac less than two weeks ago and am a novice on it. I did read after my Linux laptop died yesterday that some people actually run all three operating systems on their Macs .
I am needing to access the Linux Hdd without having to purchase another windows based computer.
Is there a program or directions somewhere I will need to access Linux by OS X on the Mac? They don't seem to speak the same language...
 
Old 01-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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That is a different question. I personally don't know. My contact with OS X has always been to access a VM that then runs whatever OS is needed.

It is entirely possible that there is an utility that can be run on OS X to access the raw disk (ie, not mounted) and extract data according to whichever filesystem it is on the disk. Note, it will have to be able to access any partition data - and I think that should show up under OS X. You would have to look at the device list for that (and no, it has been long enough that I don't remember how to do that).
 
Old 01-09-2014, 02:04 PM   #5
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thank you ...
your help has been appreciated!
 
Old 01-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #6
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No actual experience but you can mount ext2/3 file systems on the Mac via osxfuse:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...disks-in-os-x/
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:58 PM   #7
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Oh...Wow!!
Thank You So much for that link!
I trust it will be the info needed to bring life to the HDD from my new iMac !!
 
Old 01-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #8
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i dont think os x has the ability to read/write ext2 drives.

would it make sense to run a linux live-usb and mount the drive that way ?
 
Old 01-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #9
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You are right they do not have that ability without a download to cause that to happen.

here is a link that will explain it...

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...icks-and-more/
 
  


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