I have a 500 gb Fantom firewire drive and a MacBook Pro running OS X. I'd like to boot from a Linux CD and create several different images of the Mac HD on the Fantom drive. I've tried using dd and ddrescue, but keep getting a variety of error messages. Summarizing them,
1. /dev/sdb2/MacImage1 is not a directory
2. /dev/sdb2/MacImage1 is
3. The external hard drive is read-only
4. I don't have write privileges to the drive.
I've tried a variety of syntax. Here's one example:
ddrescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb2/MacImage1 MacImage1.log
I also installed hfsplus, the Linux driver for the Mac filesystem. That didn't work either.
I've spent quite a few hours banging my head against this, so I'd appreciate it if someone could give me a simple answer that tells me I should have posted here days ago!
Thanks. - Tony Lima