Ubuntu on iMac. Need files off OS X. Won't Boot
So I should have put my files into a public folder before I did this; but, I didn't. Anyways. OS X isn't booting up from rEFit after I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition. When I attempt to boot from linux bootloader it locks up and nothing happens. (I think, I don't know. Kinda slow).
Doesn't matter though. I just want to get my files off my desktop. It says I don't have access. Anyone know if there is a way I can get them?
- 09-10-2011, 05:37 AM #2
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Re: Ubuntu on iMac. Need files off OS X. Won't Boot
What I did, and don't ask me how this worked:
I tried booting "OS X 64bit" with Grub. This, obviously. Did not work. Then I went to edit. Went back. And tried loading OS X 32bit. Now, this did not load. However, it did not freeze. It went through some boot stuff and failed out. But, luckily right after it failed out OS X terminal booted was at the end. So I was able to go into my directory and copy files over to a shared folder since I now had read write access. Then I was able to go back to linux and copy them over from the shared folder. I don't even know how I got to terminal. The only way, and it worked 3 times, was to try and load what was called 64 bit, then go back and go into the edit menu, then go into 32 bit. Crazy. I'm gonna post another topic in the forum. It's all done.