Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:21 PM
I tried accessing the HFS+ partition from linux, no go. i have HFS support, but it wont mount writable.
I tried accessing the HFS+ partition from windows, and lets just say, windows is a joke.
So the only way of editing the HFS+ partition is either from a working OSX install or a Darwin install.
In other words, im looking for a darwin live cd. One that just boots up and give me a darwin terminal so i can mess around on the HFS+ partition and fix what i broke. Does such a thing exist? is there any way of making one if not?
Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:22 PM
If you boot with the Darwin CD you can ask for the shell istead of installing it, you need to create a mount point in the root directory, so type this:
then you need to mount your disk in that directory with something like this:
mount_hfs /dev/hd0s1 /mnt
then you can make changes in your disk.
So the Darwin CD works almos like a LiveCD.
But my recomendation is to install a Mac OS on VMware in a small image and acces your real HD as sencond disk on VMware, is a faster and more reliable solution.
Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:25 PM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:33 PM
If you boot with the Darwin CD you can ask for the shell istead of installing it
Thank you thank you thank you... this is EXACTLY what i needed to know
You rock macgirl!!!!!
Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:45 PM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:09 PM
I'd personally recommend going the MacDrive route if you have Windows on the machine. Full read/write access to your OS X drive from inside Windows.
Not to sure, the times I tried to fix my drive through Windows + Macdrive ended up in ' Disk mounted as read-only due faulty shutdown the last time' (ammong those lines)
So unless there's a way to get rid of that protection, you're forced to use a live dvd/install dvd/cd whatever. =)
Posted 06 April 2007 - 02:25 AM
it happened alot when I was messing around with kext files.
if macdrive gives these errors, what I do is: start osx again with -s option, and at the commandline type: reboot, and then start windows again, and then macdrive will give write acces to an osx partition.
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