So I wiped my Mac Mini (OS X Lion) and replaced the OS with Ubuntu 12.04.2. So far so good, it works beautifully. But I'd like to still access the external backup drive's Time Machine contents. The drive was untouched during the install of Ubuntu. It's just an external 1TB USB drive. Problem is, the partition type is AF05 (Apple Core Storage) and not HFS+. Is there a way to mount this in Linux or am I stuck with having to find another Mac to do the data restore?
Here's the relevant disk layout info:
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.1 Type device filename, or press <Enter> to exit: /dev/sdb Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT. Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/sdb: 1953525165 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): 44A9E054-ABBA-4788-8D47-D473709370CB Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525131 Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries Total free space is 10 sectors (5.0 KiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 2 409640 1953262983 931.2 GiB AF05 TIMEMACHINE 3 1953262984 1953525127 128.0 MiB AB00 Booter 0x43773a38
And what I'd like to get at is that TIMEMACHINE partition, /dev/sdb2. Is there any hope?