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    Computer Crashed, Need Hard Drive Access!

    My macbook pro stopped booting yesterday due to some file system corruption in the hard drive. I am able to access this drive through a linux live cd which I am using now but when I go to some folders it says "Could not enter folder /media/Macintosh HD/..." My question is how do I give myself the permissions to be able to access these files and transfer them to a network drive? Help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    Was the rest of the error message something like "you do not have access rights"?

    The normal thing to do in these circumstances is to mount the filesystem as root which should give you permissions. If your Live CD is Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, use sudo to get root privileges and if it is another Linux, use su in a terminal to gain root.

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