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Re: Mounting ext3 in Darwin

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 05:04:10PM +1000, danial@infoxchange.net.au wrote:
> Gday again,
> I am in some desperate need of help. I've been looking on the net for a 
> solution, but to no avail. If anyone can point me in the direction of a link, 
> it'd be much appreciated.
> Basically, I have somehow managed to screw up my debian partition 
> beyond "easy" repair. It has no network access, therefore I can't apt-get 
> install the packages I need to make it work.
> I don't really "need" that partition anymore as I was about to start from 
> scratch anyway. I only need to copy a few hundred meg worth of files off 
> that partition. But I can't for the life of me figure out a way?
> I'm using a TiBook, so no floppy. Bugger all packages installed, so no cd 
> writing access. No network access to back them up onto another server.
> If I could just mount that ext3 partition from my OS X partition all would be 
> good.

Well, it sounds like you just need to mount it in order to copy stuff off. 
Just fire up the installer, and after cofiguring your keyboard, switch to 
virtual console 2 (alt F2). You have a limited set of commands, but mount
is definitely there and cp, I think cp -R works (but not cp -r).

Certainly, if I knew more about Darwin, there must be a way to do it there 
too. But I wouldn't begin to know. It doesn't work from a shell window?

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