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Old 11-09-2002, 08:53 PM   #1
icyfire
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can i view current HFS parts with linux PPC?


hey all,

my friend is having trouble accessing files on her mac g3, and noone has an OS 9 disc.....so, linux to the rescue right? if i go into rescue mode on the mandrake cd, can i access the hfs partition, and copy files onto a usb floppy?

thanks a lot!

icy
 
Old 11-10-2002, 03:39 AM   #2
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Yes, the Mandrake PPC 8.2 disk has support for HFS, it has to because you HAVE to put an install kernel onto a bootstrapped partition and the only thing that Mac New World firmware can boot to is stinking HFS. Boot the CD, open a term away from the installer, ALT+F2 (I think, I did this ame thing on a Lombard and that was ALT+AppleKEY+F2, I think... been a while). You'll get a prompt, mount the drive manually, bring up the eth interface manually, give it a normal IP address, if you've got another Linux box around I recommend trying to export everything using NFS, quickest and least messy route anyway.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 11-10-2002, 03:51 AM   #3
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she gave up. basically what happened was OS 9 fried her catalog file...not even an OS 9 disc helped. Her file system was HPFS, which the rescue disk didnt have in ram. I tried copying it, but it was within an RPM. She was getting scared......you know people with new things. Thanks for the help anyway.

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