Backing up OSX with linux, Protected folders? how?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by goudvarken, May 17, 2009.

  1. goudvarken macrumors newbie

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    Jun 7, 2008
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    Hello,

    I have a crashed ibook here and i am trying to safe all the files on an external USB disk with a Linux Ubuntu live CD.

    I can mount both the disks, the NTFS USB disk and the HFS mac disk.

    I can copy files in between, the only problem is that i can not copy the user and home folders because "i am not the owner"

    Is there a way around for this? i already tried it with sudo commands, and in the GUI i cannot change any thing on the maps for ownership or passwords.

    gr.
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Aug 20, 2008
    #2
    You can copy the files as root, or use the superuser account to chown them to your normal user account.
     

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