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Old 02-07-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Data recovery from an Intel imac using Linux


Hi guys. Thanks for reading.

My wife's 2008 aluminum imac's harddrive fails to boot her system. I did get it booted using a Ubuntu live CD, and I'm wondering what my options are to recover important files. Does fsck work with HFS+? Are there permission issues I need to deal with? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-07-2015, 11:26 AM   #2
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See linux section of this wikipedia HFS+ page.
 
Old 02-07-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I may be sunk though. I have no way to turn off journaling because OSX won't boot.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 10:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link. I may be sunk though. I have no way to turn off journaling because OSX won't boot.
No, you MAY be sunk, but try testdisk first. Testdisk and photorec are two recovery tools that are widely used, and handle journaling.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

...has instructions that may be of use.

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See linux section of this wikipedia HFS+ page.
How, exactly, is a wikipedia entry on a file system type going to help someone recover their data?
 
Old 02-08-2015, 10:46 AM   #5
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Though I do not own a Mac.
And Ubuntu live boots OK off cd as was mentioned.

Why cannot the mac files be pulled off of internal drive and backed up to external drive media. Like USB, SD, DVD, whatever?

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

Old but shows what I mean. If the internal drive partitions show no recoverable data. Then never mind what I posted.
 
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