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I'm running Puppy 2.14 on a Mac Mini right now!
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jhecht


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun 2007, 16:07    Post_subject:  I'm running Puppy 2.14 on a Mac Mini right now!
Sub_title: booted from CD & it works!
 

That's right, this post is being made from a Mac Mini, with Puppy 2.14 booted from CD! Apparently, the chipsets are close enough for the Mac to be happy.

Further, this Mac has Bootcamp, and a Win XP installation. Puppy cannot see the Mac side of the hard drive, (it's HFS+, and Puppy shows it as present, but empty), but CAN see, and mount, the Windows partition (NTFS). Which means recovering data on the Win side is a no-brainer - just boot a Puppy CD, and plug in a USB hard/flash drive.

Does anyone know of a way to get Puppy to see the Mac (HFS+) partition? One that does not involve any modification to the hard drive? Booting from a Kubuntu CD shows the Mac partition as having both 'active', and 'hidden' flags present, if this info helps.

If it is possible to do this, Puppy will become the (almost) universal recovery tool for compu-geeks. Yer hard drive won't boot, Bunky? Just bring that little dog over here... (grin)

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun 2007, 19:30    Post_subject:  

You have to recompile the kernel with HFS+ support, which I assumed was in there. I assumed wrong. While you're there enable read support for BSD partitions too Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun 2007, 20:07    Post_subject:  

Gekko wrote:
You have to recompile the kernel with HFS+ support, which I assumed was in there. I assumed wrong. While you're there enable read support for BSD partitions too Smile


Uh, thanks. Only problem is, I am not Linux savvy enough (yet) to recompile a kernel. Heck, I couldn't even recompile a buck private (grin). Can you point me at some info on how to do this?

Or, if you could do it as a community service, we could start a new Puplet designed to help people recover data from crashed computers of all flavors. We could call it 'Rescue Pup'. Or maybe 'St.Bernard'...

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun 2007, 20:19    Post_subject:  

I tried to blaze a trail for you over here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13808

btw, check GParted and see if the partition shows up there.
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2007, 09:52    Post_subject:  

I suggest you go to Barry's blog and ask him to include those options as modules in the new kernel -- if he knows there's interest he probably won't mind...
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2007, 21:03    Post_subject:  

Dougal wrote:
I suggest you go to Barry's blog and ask him to include those options as modules in the new kernel -- if he knows there's interest he probably won't mind...


Brilliant idea! I just wrote Barry an email, giving the details here. I'll post when/if I get a reply...

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