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wous
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:27 pm    Post subject: ibook HD in x86 gentoo system Reply with quote

the HD of my 800Mhz ibook crashed, so I replaced it. Now I want to recover some data by connecting the HD to my AMD desktop.

The bios recognizes the disk, but fdisk can't read the partition table, and the hfs+ partitions fail to mount ("not a valid block device")):

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#mount -t hfsplus /dev/hdb11 /mnt/ibook


I have HFSPLUS support compiled in the kernel (as a module).

What's the best procedure to mount the partitions from this drive?

thanks,

Wouter
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to enable suport for "Apple Macintosh Partition Table" (or something similar) in you kernel config. Try that and see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:15 am    Post subject: Re: ibook HD in x86 gentoo system Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm guessing. But a few things you could try if you cannot access individual partitions.

Use mac-fdisk to see the partition tables. It problably access the drive via the device file /dev/hdb. So you can probably compile and run it on x86.

If you can figure out where the partition you want starts and ends. You could use dd to read it from /dev/hdb and store it in a file. Then you could mount that file.

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