Corrupt osx partition - MacDrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycaddy, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. crazycaddy macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2006
    Right, me being a very foolish person i decided to install steam (from bootcamp) onto my osx partition with macdrive.

    It installed fine and worked, so i then decided to install a game (L4D2) installed about half way then BSOD!

    I didnt mind to much until i realised I could no longer boot into OSX, windows works perfectly.

    Im getting a little concerned, im happy to reformat the whole computer but there are 2 folders that i need to have that are ESSENTIAL (no neither are porn).

    I have booted into Single user mode and have successfully managed to find all the files they all seem to be fine. I just cant figure out a way to back them up, I am unable to mount a usb drive whenever I use the MKDIR command in /Volumes/ I get the message 'file exists' or something similar.

    Im thinking of just using hard drive recovery as a last resort, but I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and came across a good solution?

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    You don't use mkdir in /Volumes. The drives aren't appearing there immediately upon connection?

    Anyway, for the record, my games partition is HFS+ formatted and contains 118 GB of perfectly-working Windows games installed via MacDrive.

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