Site Map - skip to main content

Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes every weekday Monday through Friday.
This page was generated by The HPR Robot at

hpr2929 :: Recovering Files from a Dead MacBook Air

I talk about recovering the files from my wife's dead MacBook Air using an Ubuntu Live CD.

<< First, < Previous, , Latest >>

Thumbnail of Jon Kulp
Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2019-10-24 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Ubuntu, Mac OS X, File Recovery, Filesystem Repair. (Be the first).
The show is available on the Internet Archive at:

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Play now:

Duration: 00:08:02


I talk about becoming a household hero by recovering my wife's files from her dead MacBook Air. Her laptop would not boot, shutting down seconds into the process each time she tried to start it up. I used an Ubuntu Live CD (DVD), with the commands fdisk and fsck to repair the damaged filesystem on the Mac. It still wouldn't boot even with the repaired filesystem, but I was able to mount the drive and copy her files to a USB drive.



Subscribe to the comments RSS feed.

Leave Comment

Note to Verbose Commenters
If you can't fit everything you want to say in the comment below then you really should record a response show instead.

Note to Spammers
All comments are moderated. All links are checked by humans. We strip out all html. Feel free to record a show about yourself, or your industry, or any other topic we may find interesting. We also check shows for spam :).

Provide feedback
Your Name/Handle:
Anti Spam Question: What does the letter P in HPR stand for?
Are you a spammer?
What is the HOST_ID for the host of this show?
What does HPR mean to you?