So I had a MAC fail (motherboard issues), took out the HDD, plugged it into my Ubuntu box. I can mount the drive, browse to it etc, but I cannot copy/write to/from it.
I've already run sudo/gksu nautilus, but it doesn't fix the issue. I can open/view the files, but I cannot copy them. Says "you do not have permission to read" when I try to drag/drop onto desktop. Chown returns a - "no such file/directory" when attempting to gain ownership of /media/Macintosh HD/User/contact/.
I had no issues recovering data from the BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 7. Just can't get the data off the MAC partition. Can't recover data on Windows box as it doesn't even see the drive.