External HDD probs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nick9191, May 7, 2008.

  1. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Ok so to cut a long story short, my Linux server died, so I bought a caddy to get the data off the hard drive. Put the drive in the caddy, connected it up, but OS X picks it up but wont read it.

    I thought OS X could read EXT3?
     
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  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Nope. Mac OS X doesn't understand any of the extX family of file systems. However, Google is your friend for this sort of thing - it found this helpful forum post, among other things.
     
  4. nick9191 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hey guys, yeah I had a look at ext2fsx and that forum post, but I got an architecture not supported error. So I just fired up Windows and got a Windows-ext driver instead, cheers guys.
     

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