Read Apple hard drive -
tokyoi at mac.com
Mon Feb 11 16:41:43 UTC 2008
On 11 Feb 2008, at 15:58, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Ok, that seems to work.
> parted /dev/sdb print
> Model: ATA ST380024A (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: mac
> Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
> 1 512B 32.8kB 32.3kB
> Apple 2 32.8kB 61.4kB
> 28.7kB Macintosh 3 61.4kB
> 90.1kB 28.7kB Macintosh 4
> 90.1kB 119kB 28.7kB Macintosh
> 5 119kB 147kB 28.7kB
> Macintosh 6 147kB 410kB
> 262kB Macintosh 7 410kB
> 672kB 262kB Macintosh 8
> 672kB 934kB 262kB Patch Partition
> 9 934kB 80.0GB 80.0GB hfs+ Untitled
> Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.
> I don't know how to interpret it yet, it appears to be a list of
> partitions? So many?
The first eight partitions are system stuff from Apple, you should
mount /dev/sdb9 and get the files off it a.s.a.p.
> At any rate I can see some of her image files and gthumb is happy
> to display them full screen. Another interesting project rears its
This augurs well for being able to dump her data files to a temporary
directory on your hard disk. You can then try repairing the disk --
drastic measures might involve erasing the disk by re-formatting it
as ext3 and using
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1
to work the whole disk, then re-partitioning to your taste (needless
to say there will not be much left on the disk after this lot, pretty
much zero in fact ;-) ). You might also use smartctl at this point. I
have done similar things with a disk which was playing up and it has
worked fine since.
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