Target Disk Mode Mavericks - Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MisterKeeks, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I need to remove files from a non-booting macbook pro running Mavericks. I have it hooked up with firewire 800 to a Power Mac G5 running Leopard. However, the disk does not appear on the desktop of the G5. When in disk utility, the Hard Disk isn't greyed out, but if I try and mount the partition, it doesn't let me. How can I access the hard disk from the G5. The MBP's drive is encrypted; I'm assuming that the encryption has something to do with it.

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  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

    Jul 28, 2006
    If it has FileVault2 encryption enabled then Leopard will not be able to read it due to:
    1) Using CoreStorage which was introduced with Lion.
    2) In the CoreStorage volume it is using FileVault2 for encryption which was also introduced with Lion.

    It might be easier to hold down [Command] + [R] when starting the MacBook Pro to boot into the Recovery Partition (doesn't show up in the list of bootable volumes if FileVault2 is enabled) you could then unlock the drive in Disk Utility and remove the files using the Terminal.

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