My girlfriend's old MacBook Pro 2009 (5,4) stopped working. I have tried several times to reinstall OS X, but could not do so. There appears to be something really really wrong with the OS.
Since she is not opposed to the idea of using Ubuntu instead of OS X, I am currently trying to transfer all of her files to my Linux machine using an ethernet crossover cable.
Since OS X does not work at all, I am using the Ubuntu 13.04 live DVD to access her files.
At first I thought the job would be simple. My plan was to set up network interfaces, plug in the crossover cable, set up an NFS share on the Macintosh HD, and
rsync all 150GB of her files over to my machine. Then install Ubuntu 13.04 as the sole operating system, and transfer the files back over.
But, alas, things are not that simple. NFS doesn't seem to like Apple's HFS+ filesystem. At least, I can not get it to work. I also can not find information about how to configure it. Since all of that takes time, I'm wondering if there's a simpler, better solution.
I thought of using an
rsync daemon, but since both computers are running Ubuntu (the client is using 12.10), and since I can mount the HFS+ hard drive in order to browse through her files, and since both computers can
ping each other, it just seemed like there would be an easier way to do this than trying to configure NFS.