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    Trying to read CDROMs prepared by MacOS 9

    I am running Ubuntu Karmic on my laptop.

    I am trying to read some CDROM-R disks that were created on an Apple Macintosh running MacOS version 9. They were prepared using standard Mac system software if I remember correctly. I want to read some jpeg files that are on them.

    After inserting the CDROMs, Nautilus ignores them completely.

    Using System->Administration->Disk Utility, it tells me there is nothing on the disk (I forget the precise info). Using cd and ls at a terminal window does not help either.

    Is there a way to read these disks from a Ubuntu machine?
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).

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    Re: Trying to read CDROMs prepared by MacOS 9

    I use UNR 10.10 on my EeePC 1000HE. UNR does not recognise any CD/DVD on USB DVD drive. Before 10.10 I used to 10.04 on same PC and there were no problem. Another problem is, "GLIB WARNING ** GLib - getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)" message on booting and PC freeze.

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    Re: Trying to read CDROMs prepared by MacOS 9

    Here's a link that explains some of that (assuming your CD is HFS):

    http://andrewmemory.wordpress.com/20...m-to-truetype/

    Be careful - some files on HFS filesystems have two forks (a data fork and a resource fork). Depending on what you're interested in, you may be able to just copy the files or you may have to do a few handstands to get what you want.

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    Re: Trying to read CDROMs prepared by MacOS 9

    Here's a link that explains some of that (assuming your CD is HFS):

    http://andrewmemory.wordpress.com/20...m-to-truetype/
    Thanks, I have used Synaptic to install macutils and hfsutils.
    I will try them out tonight.
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).

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    Re: Trying to read CDROMs prepared by MacOS 9

    hfsutils worked a charm. After installing, I typed

    Code:
    $ sudo mount -thfs /dev/cdrom /mnt/mac/
    mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
    After this, the cd-rom is visible in nautilus at /mnt/mac/ and you can click on folders to get to where you want to be.

    Later, I typed
    Code:
    $ sudo umount /mnt/mac/
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).

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