[plug] linux boot cd to access macbook?

Daniel cottmain at iinet.net.au
Mon Oct 3 07:39:04 WST 2011

On Sunday, October 02, 2011 02:29:26 PM Patrick Coleman wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Daniel <cottmain at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> > Hi
> > Is there a linux boot disk like Knoppix that I can put in a macbook and
> > boot and access mac files?
> If you have a Firewire port, hold down T at startup to enter Target
> Disk mode, then connect it to another Mac with a Firewire cable. All
> the drives on your Macbook will appear as removable disks on the
> second machine.
> Otherwise a normal Ubuntu livecd or similar should work (if it's an
> x86 processor?)
> HTH,
> -Patrick

Success ..
Thanks for all your replies. I don't have a firewire disk. I have the bought 
mac disks but was hoping to find a linux boot cd method. [years of knowing a 
knoppix disc could recover data became a security blanket]. When I hold down 
'C' at boot the macbook pro spits out - Knoppix 6.7.1, Ubuntu Atlernate 1110 
beta2 and System Rescue x86 2.3.1 .... so I may have a hardware issue with the 
internal cd. Fortunately a usb external cd [Lenovo] so when I hold down the 
Alt key at boot it offers the usb cd [they call it a Windows CD] and knoppix 
boots successfully. Files are viewable.  Thank you.


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