accessing hard drive files after crash without restore DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oscitancy, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. oscitancy macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    My Macbook crashed recently and it just tells me to turn it off when I start it. I've exhausted all the recommended options in the manual (default settings, etc.) and unfortunately, I'm missing the first one of the Tiger installation/restoration discs . Is there any way I can access the files I need to back up using Carbon Copy Cloner on an external hard driver (which in this case would be an ipod)? It seems to think you can, but nothing on their web site seems especially clear in this. Also - I don't have access to a Mac right now, so presumably I won't be able to unpack the files the CCC DMG on Ubuntu or the ipod - not sure whether that matters or not.
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    If you can't boot the computer then no. You have to be able to boot the computer or remove the drive so you can mount it on another computer. This of course causes other issues with permissions etc. I am curious what happens when you boot precisely?

    Is this a kernel panic, extra chimes etc?


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