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Synesthesia 12-19-2005 09:47 PM

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.

jnev 12-21-2005 03:43 PM

try mount /dev/hda1 if it's the first partition...

Synesthesia 12-21-2005 07:20 PM

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.

Synesthesia 12-24-2005 02:02 PM

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.

Synesthesia 02-12-2006 09:31 PM

I'm sorry to bring up this old thread, but I never found out how to mount it... (read original post)

brainiac 02-13-2006 09:21 AM

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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