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how to mount linux hd?

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kevin.gillmor Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2012 12:38 PM

I just purchased a 2012 mac mini running osx 10.8.2.  I want to mount my old linux hard drive on it because this is where all of my data is stored.  Is this possible? if so how?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to kevin.gillmor)

    What format is it in? Macs can read a lot, why don't you try it?

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 2:32 AM (in response to kevin.gillmor)

    I guess you want to first copy the files on the disk to a safe place, e.g. your Linux machines HDD or so. Then format the disk with the Mac in Disk Utility in a format which the Linux machine can read and write (ExFAT, I bet). Copy the files back onto it, then connect with the Mac again.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to kevin.gillmor)

    This article gives various methods to access Linux filesystems

    on OSX:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57457850-263/how-to-manage-ext2-ext3-disks- in-os-x/

     

    One thing about the virtual machine approach mentionned in this

    article  is that you could boot the old Linux OS along side OSX,

    if that is of any interest.

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