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Data Recovery Advice Needed

Get data from corrupted Mac Floopy

     
1:15 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

Is there any way I might mount and get at the data on a floppy from a very old Mac?

(from my RH8 system)

Many thanks...

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4:23 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do you know the name of the filesystem on the floppy? Knowing it it's possible to compare it to a list on the kernel configuration and to know if support exists.
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Unfortunatly not. Only that the machine is Mac OS

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1:07 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Basicly try mounting the floppy with "mount -t fstype" where fstype is the filesytem of the floppy - you'll have to guess that, maybe hfs.

Do a "cat /proc/filesystems" to see what filesystems your kernel supports, if it doesn't support that many, or no apple looking ones ( such as hfs ), Knoppix [knoppix.net]'s kernel includes support for many filesystem types so you could try a copy of that.

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Debian has a hfsutils packages with some command line tools for manipulating hfs disks.

Package: hfsutils
Description: Tools for reading and writing Macintosh volumes.
HFS is the native Macintosh filesystem format.

This package contains several command-line utilities for
reading and writing Macintosh HFS-formatted media such as
floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and hard disks.

8:01 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mount/point" sometimes works, too. I've used it before in fstab entries where I wanted to be able to use assorted different formats of floppies. It's not consistent, but it's worth a try.