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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: intrinsicchaos on Nov 29, '04 11:44:05PM
I am trying to do this with an external HD via USB (the Firewire interface doesn't seem to work, period, either on my iBook or my new 17" iMac G5). I follow the exact directions in Terminal but when doing the mount command, i get "mount_hfs: invalid argument." What I'm typing is
mount -t hfs -r /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/USB/
I don't get it?

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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: intrinsicchaos on Nov 29, '04 11:58:03PM

I should also add that the HD in question is Windows NTFS. I can't get it to mount at all on either machines. Via Firewire, it doesn't even appear in Disk Utility and only in System Profiler as "Firewire 400 device". Via USB, it does appear in Disk Utility but can't be mounted.



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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: intrinsicchaos on Nov 30, '04 12:04:02AM
When typing
mount -r /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/USB
the result is
/dev/disk2s1 on /Volumes/USB: Incorrect super block
What does that mean?

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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: bpfh on Nov 30, '04 12:51:28AM

The hfs argument specifies the file system type, and if your disk is NTFS, naturally this will not work. Try -t ntfs instead.

-bpfh



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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: intrinsicchaos on Nov 30, '04 09:48:42PM

Nope, didn't work - no such thing as mount_ntfs, apparently.



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Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode
Authored by: Ut on Dec 05, '04 08:08:02AM

/dev/disk1s1 ist the partition map of disk1, not a volume. The hfs volume must be /dev/disk1s2 or higher. For the right number, look inside the console for diskarbitrationd's mounting error message.



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