Transfering Data from OS X

Hey all,

So my powerbook died on me recently and I need to transfer data to a thinkpad running Suse Enterprise 10.1. I have the home folder from the powerbook (10.4.X) on an external hard drive. The linux machine reads it fine, but I don’t have the appropriate permissions to access the Home folder.


Thanks in advance…


If you have the partition hosting the file system where your Mac OS X home directory lives already mounted on a given directory in Open Suse, do the following:

  1. As root, get a bash session prompt.

  2. Identify the directory where the external partition is mounted:

df -h

  1. Change the ownership/access rights of the directory so that it is owned by an active account (your regular user account) in Open Suse

a) chmod -R ug+rw <absolute-directory-path>
b) chown -R <put-your-user-name-here>:<put-your-group-name-here> <absolute-directory-path>

Now, you should be able to copy data objects from the external partition to the home directory corresponding to your regular account.

Notice: the user and group specified in step 3 are those associated to your regular account in Open Suse.



Thanks for the reply. I had to put this project on hold for a while, but here goes.

So following the above directions I seem to have changed every directory and file on the external drive to read-only. I am still unable to open the password protected folders from the os x home folder (Documents, Pictures, etc.)

Thanks in advance.

bump. bump.

It is similar to the master slave options of the things that happen you just refer the given link you should get it easy way to transfer.

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