[Gllug] copying hard drives

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 12:55:02 UTC 2011

On 6 September 2011 13:52, James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 September 2011 13:28, Alec Battles <alec.battles at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Have you considered using virtualisation software such as VirtualBox,
>>> Parallels or VMware Fusion to run Linux within OS X and then mount the
>>> discs within the virtual machine?  Saves an enormous amount of hassle
>>> trying to get Linux to run natively on Mac hardware.
>> This is what I would do if I were in your shoes, Oliver.
> I agree.

The solution is simple:
1) Install VirtualBox or similar.
2) Boot LiveCD inside VirtualBox. No install of any Linux needed.
3) Mount the ext2 device.
4) Mount the network share from the Mac OS box.
5) Copy files.
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