I have an old Macbook from the year 2006, (Intel CPU)
The OS (
Mac OS X 10.6.8) suddenly stoped working, not sure why...
So I decided to use a Ubuntu Live Boot (USB), (The CD Reader is dead) to boot and I backup up the entire disk:
I used used an ethernet cable to conect to another computer, which has Ubuntu installed (Willy Werewolf) then I used
LinkLocalOnly for the network conection,
sshfs I mounted a folder of the other drive to the local desktop.
Then I used
Create Disk Image of the entire Hard Drive, and set the output location for the file to the mounted folder, (so it would port/pipe it directly to the other PC)
When done it said
Error reading 21 MB, they have been replaced with zeros, but the rest of the
320 GB Hard Drive was Backed up.
Afterwards I permanently installed
Ubuntu 15.10 (Willy Werewolf) repartitioning the entire disk, probably killing some data, after which I began installing software, Wine, VLC, Steam, Java, and more it worked fine, a bit slow, but it booted atleast, a few installations later and a couple reboots, it started booting SLOW 5+ minutes of the purple starting screen, but without the Ubnutu logo, then it started working. I was getting slightly worried, a couple reboots later, it spent 30+ minutes booting, I was getting very worried, then another reboot later it did not boot all it did was 5 minutes of black screen, then a black screen with the text:
error: failure reading sector X from 'hd0'. but then X was replaced by a hexadecimal number: 0x2542eaa0 for example it pumped out a few more defect sectors, including 0x0, after a while of doing that it went to a
grub Command-Line User Interface,
I restored the Disk Image I talked about earlier, using the USB Live Boot, and sshfs + gnome-disks again, it still won't boot the original OS (OS X 10.6.8)
And some data has been corupted if it was a program or an app or some downloads, I'd say, well that sucks, BUT no, it doesn't see the bytes that identify the
Users directory. I booted it with the Ubuntu Live Boot, and tried with
fsck but it threw the following error: Pastebin
I have no clue how I could get it back now, so please if you have an idea, please respond, thank you! Have a nice day!
mac os x would not boot anymore BUT the data was still intact