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Default Can't Access Mac Files in Ubuntu - 02-03-2010, 03:14 PM

I am having a lot of issues with my Mini 9 OS X installation. I would like to recover my files and transfer them to a flash drive.

Using an Ubuntu live USB, I am able to access my SSD, but it says that I dont have permission to read/write the files from my Mac. Is there any way to change permissions on these files from Ubuntu?

Dell Mini 9 - Alpine White, 16 GB SSD, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard (Type11 method)
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Default 02-03-2010, 03:56 PM

I'm not familar with HFS/HFS+ (OSX filesystem) support under Linux, but it may be the case that the Linux LiveCD is just respecting the OSX permissions by not giving the LiveCD user access to your OSX user's files.

What does "mount" in a terminal report about the HFS volume? What does "ls -l osx_mount_point" report?

And you can use root/superuser to override. "sudo -s" in a terminal will start a root shell. Or you can try "Alt+F2" to start a run dialog, then "gksudo nautilus" to start a root file browser (I don't know how well this works).

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