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Subject:   mount FW not working -- unix for partitions
Date:   2005-08-21 21:29:32
From:   burro
My iBook G4 933MHz drive crashed (made sounds I've never heard in 15 years of Mac use).


I cannot get it to mount with the DiskWarrior 3 boot disk or the TechTool 4 boot disk.


I have been trying to get it to mount on a PowerBook using target disk mode (TDM).


I can get the iBook to start up in TDM but it won't mount.


I've used "About This Mac" to determine the disk ID (Disk2 or Disk2s2 -- not sure which is right). I have used commands like:


mkdir /Volumes/iBook
and then
mount -t hfs -r /dev/disk2 /Volumes/iBook


No luck.


Here's the question. I am a unix know-nothing. My iBook had its drive partitioned into 4 segments (OSX OS9 Apps Work). Is there something special I have to do to get this drive to mount? If so, what will help?


Any help appreciated.


Please respond to: Oreilly@primavoce.org