My mac recently gave up and I'm trying to salvage whatever data I can from the hard drive. I was able to boot using the OSX Installation CD and fire up Disk Utility that basically told me that the drive could not be repaired and I need to format it. My question - how can I manually mount it (from Terminal) and try to recover some of my data? I figured that if Disk Utility can see it, perhaps I could too. Thanks.
You can try something like this:
And replace disk1s10 with the identifier of your drive.
To mount disks:
see your drive and note id#, then:
diskutil mountDisk /dev/diskn
where n is the # you id'ed in diskutil list