Urgent, can't access files on a Mac using Gentoo
My girlfriend broke her iBook G4 so she can't start it up.
I tried downloading a Linux live CD that works with a PPC processor and ended up with the Gentoo live CD.
I managed to mount the Mac's HDD using sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/hda /media/elin but this is where I'm stuck:
I can access the HDD and see it's contents, but I can't access some of it's folders (i.e. Desktop, Documents, Library, Movies, Music and Pictures). When I use the ls -l command on them I get:
drwx------ 1 501 501 ...etc.
What does 501 mean? It says that 501 is both it's user and group, and when I click the folders I get the error message "The Folder contents could not be displayed. You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "<name of folder>"." even though I'm running as root. Why does this happen and how can I access the files?
Last edited by baldurpet; 04-06-2009 at 06:07 PM.