Mac-formatted GTech GDrive's compatibility with Ubuntu

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Mac-formatted GTech GDrive's compatibility with Ubuntu

Postby giacomo3791 » Nov 19th, '13, 00:25

I have an old GTech external hard disk (GDrive 400USB/250) that I have long been using for storage and backups with an equally old MacBook Pro 1.1. The hard disk is partitioned in two halves, one for storage, the other for backups. I connected the GDrive to an HP650 laptop, which reads only part of the hard disk's content, in particular Pdf files from the storage area. It does not read the folders contained in the backup area. Is there a way that I can have the HP laptop read the entire content of the hard disk?

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Re: Mac-formatted GTech GDrive's compatibility with Ubuntu

Postby Dustin F » Nov 19th, '13, 11:02

Hi giacomo3791,

Thanks for posting. If you are running ubuntu unfortunately we do not provide any support with linux. However the issue is probably that the back partition was done with time machine which is a proprietary file format that only time machine can access. If you were on windows you could use a software called macdrive to access the normal data of the drive but would still not have access to the time machine data.
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Re: Mac-formatted GTech GDrive's compatibility with Ubuntu

Postby giacomo3791 » Nov 19th, '13, 13:57

Thank you very much for your assistance, Dustin. I will do as you suggest.
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Giacomo

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