l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
October 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Aug. 18: Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Page last updated:
2005 Mar 04 19:19

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Demonstrations of Linux flexibility?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Demonstrations of Linux flexibility?



On Fri 04 Mar 05,  3:07 PM, Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> said:
> I'm looking for examples illustrating the flexibility possible with
> GNU/Linux.
 
Not sure what you exactly mean by flexibility, but this fits my definition.

My mom's imac had a hard drive failure.  Tried as I might, the drive would
not mount on Apple hardware.  I tried every conceivable trick one can scour
from Google.  The drive was toast as far as MacOS was concerned.

Nevertheless, I gave it a try under Linux (not possible under other OS's to
my knowledge).

The drive mounted cleanly on my x86 system running Linux.  Turns out there
was low level format damage, but it wasn't anywhere near user data.  I got
100% of her data back.

Linux was able to mount and rescue an HFS+ partition even when MacOS
couldn't (this was pre MacOSX).

Pete
_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.