View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't login into my MAC. How can I rescue my data

March 7th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I have ubuntu and mac os x leopard. I can't login into my mac partition. The computer goes to the apple logo and then shut itself. I used the install disk and I try to repair disk, but no good I get repair disk failed. now I bought a 1tb external hard drive, so I can backup my mac data from ubuntu. What is the best way to do this? Is there any application that do this. Thanks

March 7th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Can you please tell more about your hardware? It's a PPC or an Intel?
You can download the Ubuntu LiveCD and start from it pressing C
Open a Terminal and type
gksudo nautilus
You can then back up what you need.

Alternatively, if you have a second Mac, you can connect the two computer via FW and start the second (not working) Mac pressing T (target modus) at start up.

March 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Something went really wrong. I reboot it ubuntu because every windown that opened it was blank. Now when I choose ubuntu, it send me to the terminal. I try gksudo nautilus and I try to get into the Macintosh HD, but when I do LS -a only . .. are on that partition. Is there anything that I can do now?

March 8th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Is there anything that I can do now?
Maybe you can answer to my question... :)
Please, tell us more about your Hardware. Is Ubuntu already installed?
Do you have a second Mac?