I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable):
It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default program, and used as a backup drive. Now I'm trying to rescue it or at least just use
dd to save images of the partitions where the data actually is (where?). It has been mounted a few times in old macs, but doesn't always, and should have a single partition with a handful of files in it.
I was thinking to use
dd to blow away the appropriate bytes; will this let me mount it like a standard GPT uefi drive?
First 2 blocks
Here is what the first 2 512-byte-blocks look like, dumped out into Bash
Trying to mount individual pieces of this partition, is not what I want to do; I want to mount the entire drive, like it would read on a mac. I don't understand where the files are, and why there are 15-16 partitions instead of one!
Output from 'Analyse' option on
Disk /dev/sdb - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19457 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors P HFS 262208 148499399 148237192 P HFS 148499400 148523975 24576 P HFS 148786120 212717799 63931680 P HFS 212979944 271039599 58059656 P HFS 271301744 312581791 41280048
and here are the preceeding partitions according to
testdisk initial info:
1 P partition_map 1 63 63 2 P Driver43 64 119 56 3 P Driver43 120 175 56 4 P Driver_ATA 176 231 56 5 P Driver_ATA 232 287 56 6 P FWDriver 288 799 512 7 P Driver_IOKit 800 1311 512 8 P Patches 1312 1823 512 9 P Free 1824 263967 262144 10 P HFS 263968 ...
(parted) unit b (parted) p Model: ST916082 3AS (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 160041885696B Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: mac Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 512B 32767B 32256B Apple 2 32768B 61439B 28672B Macintosh 3 61440B 90111B 28672B Macintosh 4 90112B 118783B 28672B Macintosh 5 118784B 147455B 28672B Macintosh 6 147456B 409599B 262144B Macintosh 7 409600B 671743B 262144B Macintosh 8 671744B 933887B 262144B Patch Partition 10 135151616B 91240419327B 91105267712B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_1 11 91240419328B 91777290239B 536870912B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_2 13 91911507968B 113693339647B 21781831680B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_3 14 113693339648B 113727942655B 34603008B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_4 16 113862160384B 160041877503B 46179717120B hfs+ Apple_HFS_Untitled_5