View Full Version : Need help getting file off of my ibook g4 hard drive!!!

May 26, 2009, 12:43 AM
Hey all I have a Ibook g4 that got trashed the scree stoped working it would flicker on and off so i tryed to fix it and made it worse because I have not skill so I then pulled the HD and put it in a pc laptop I have I am now trying to get files off it through linux i tryed ubuntu because that is the only thing i have used but it is way to slow on my laptop because the cd drive is older then time so I tryed dsl and puppy linux but don't know how to mount the drive it shows up in the bios but not when i try to use the simple mount tool in puppy or dsl I know this is a mac fourm but I am hoping someone has done this before thanks

May 26, 2009, 12:57 AM
You could use an external HDD (ATA / IDE) enclosure for USB and get the data off that way.

Or you can use your iBook as external enclosure using Target Disk Mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661).

I don't know about the Linux way, maybe a Linux forum could help you too.

And proper punctuation, paragraphing and formatting. The reading experience will be enhanced and your message/question easier to be understood.

May 26, 2009, 01:35 AM
in ubuntu you should be able to just mount it, but i haven't used ubuntu for a while... in the terminal try these

sudo mkdir /mnt/macdisk
fdisk -l
you should at this point identify your drive, it will be /dev/hda# where # is a number.
sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/hda# /mnt/macdisk

and you will have one mounted HFS+ volume.

your problems will occur if the disk is journaled or was not unmounted correctly last time it was used.

an easier option may be to install a demo of MacDrive on a windows computer, if that's what you have available.

May 26, 2009, 06:34 AM
I will try this later. I am sorry about the spelling and such I will also space things out better next time.