My friend told me that it is possible to use Linux to access a nonaccessible fat 32 partition. So I have an external firewire 120gb hdd (80gb used) which is not accessible.

It was used in MAC OS X and keeps asking us to initialize it. SO i tried to access it in Window XP but whenever I click the drive, it asks me to format.

So I booted Knoppix and the firewire drive showed up. Click on it and got the following error:

“Could not mount device. The report error was mount: I could not determine the file system type & none was specified”

How can I moun the hdd by other means as I need to recover 80gb of the data for my user