Single User mode
command + s
You can now go ahead and enter the two commands listed on the screen.
fsck –fy mount –uw /
We need to know what the computer has called our drives and partitions.
ls –l /dev/disk*
We get some output which contains something like this:
/dev/disk0 /dev/disk0s1 <-- we know we are on this partition /dev/disk0s2 /dev/disk1 /dev/disk1s1 /dev/disk1s2 <-- the file we want is here (we think)
Check the file system used by the drive we want to mount. In my example it is a Windows NTFS partition.
fstyp /dev/disk1s2 hfs
If the device was a HFS/HFS+ volume (Mac OS) then we would use this command:
mount –t hfs /dev/disk1s2 /drive2
We can unmount the device using this command (note spelling of “umount”):