Need help getting file off of my ibook g4 hard drive!!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lilchub101, May 25, 2009.

  1. lilchub101
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    macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    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
  2. spinnerlys
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    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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.

    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.
  3. melchior
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    Nov 17, 2002
    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.
  4. lilchub101
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    May 11, 2009

    I will try this later. I am sorry about the spelling and such I will also space things out better next time.

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