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    Question Mounting Harddrives

    So I have a problem. I have the latest version of backtrack downloaded to live cd and i'm using an imac. The live cd boots up just fine and i'm also excited to see it automatically detected the bluetooth keyboard (i've had trouble with linux distros in the past). The only problem is while using the live cd i would like to access the physical harddrive in the computer and be able to see and edit them (without actually installing bt4 to the drive). I can't seem to find the harddrive on any of my mount points and i've been unsuccessful using the 'mount' command (i'm rather unfamiliar with the command and still couldn't figure it out after reading the 'man' page on it. Does anyone know how to mount a harddrive in bt4? Particularly one formatted for osx? Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Mounting Harddrives

    Try this link and see if it helps:

    jclark.org - HOWTO: Mount an OS X Hard Drive from a Ubuntu LiveCD

    It's geared towards mounting OSX so may be of use to you.
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    Default Re: Mounting Harddrives

    Why do I see this ending in tears?

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    Default Re: Mounting Harddrives

    Yeah, I was going to mention PLEASE pay attention to EVERY detail in that how to. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and go willy nilly without realizing everyone has different levels of experience. My bad.
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    Default Re: Mounting Harddrives

    Might be purely useless, but i have to hit "F5" for BT4 to show up my hard drives (in Konkeror) so, try this, who knows ?
    (it's anyways not mounted, but then I just have to double click on it or right click and mount)

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    Default Re: Mounting Harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Why do I see this ending in tears?
    I don't think it should be *so* bad as long as the OP doesn't get a little crazy with parted and/or the rm command. In fact, I'm going to try this out myself and edit this post with my results, so not to scare anyone.

    Addition:

    Ok, that's not the way to do it. This is the proper way:
    fdisk -l
    (Example O/P
    Code:
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1          26      204819+  ee  GPT
    /dev/sda2              26       36266   291100000   af  Unknown
    /dev/sda3           36283       58144   175605032   af  Unknown
    /dev/sda4   *       58144       60802    21344727   83  Linux
    Remembering that your partition table will be different than mine, do it my way:
    root@bt:~# mkdir -p /mnt/osx
    root@bt:~# mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda2 /mnt/osx
    root@bt:~# cd /mnt/osx
    root@bt:/mnt/osx# ls
    Applications Library System Volumes cores efi home net private tmp var
    Developer Network Users bin dev etc mach_kernel opt sbin usr
    To unmount it (always do this before you shut down!):
    root@bt:/mnt/osx# cd
    root@bt:~# umount /mnt/osx
    In other words, don't dick around with parted unless you have to.
    Last edited by xX_Spiidey_Xx; 02-13-2010 at 10:28 AM. Reason: As promised...
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