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    Default Dell Mini 9 System Update - FAIL

    My brother-in-law built a Dell Mini 9 to run OS X (10.5) for my wife. I mistakenly ran the System Update and now it freezes once the OS loads (obviously). I tried reading through the update sticky thread but most of it was over my head. Also, I'm not running a dual boot so most of the fixes required modifying files on the volume. I'm confident I can reformat the volume and re-install the mac os but I'd like to recover the files on the volume. I can interrupt the boot process which brings meet to a boot: prompt. I've tried some mount commands to mount a volume but I get "Kernel overflows available space". Can anyone help me save the data on the drive (I don't think removing the HD is very feasible). It's not too critical but my brother in law left some music for my wife to listen too. He recently passed (just built and gave us the computer a month ago) and I'd really like to get the songs (there were 800 and we have no idea what was there).

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    Get a partition resizer like gparted - it can be made as a live CD. Google "gparted" Boot with it as alive CD - resize enough room to do a new install - at least 10 Gig. Install something like Ideneb or IPC 10.5.6 there - when it boots you'll still have all your data on the resized drive. You can figure out how to get it where you want from there. Your on your own from there but your data will be intact where you left it..

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    Perfect, thank you for the help. I'll just need to boot from USB instead of cd since there is no drive. I'm sure I can figure that out.
    Last edited by AndyTR32; 06-17-2009 at 02:11 PM.

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    So i've got the volume mounted but I can read the user specific files, which is where the music is located. I know it's a little off topic for this forum but figured I'd ask just in case. Thanks

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    Doh, I got around the permissions once I tried to copy the files as SU.

    In case anyone is wondering, I found an easy work around to my problem. I installed Ubuntu 9 to a USB drive and booted it. Then I mounted the XFS+ volume and copied the files. Saved me some time plus I was a little weary messing with the partitions.


 

 

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