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I have OSX backup disk which I want to backup. I get permission denied many times when trying to copy files graphically, from OSX system components. Not all files get permission denied. However, they are so many that I have to select "skip all" such things. This may skip something important.


How can you backup OSX disc with Ubuntu 16.04?

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  • How are you doing it ? If you are doing it with the file manager, perhaps it's necessary to do so as root - run it as gksudo nautilus from a terminal to get privileged access to all files.
    – JonasCz
    Jun 5 '16 at 10:29
  • You should have it already - just type gksudo nautilus in a terminal
    – JonasCz
    Jun 5 '16 at 10:33
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JonasCz's answer but also have the package hfsprogs installed before trying to access OS X filesystem

sudo apt-get install hfsprogs
gksudo nautilus

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