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Old 11-09-2002, 07:53 PM   #1
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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, 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!

Old 11-10-2002, 02:39 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.


Old 11-10-2002, 02:51 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 know people with new things. Thanks for the help anyway.



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