My mac decided to stop working, and the disk utilities dont work when i boot from the cd rom(they work they just always flag errors) and i really need to backup some files before i do a clean installation. the only way i can think of is throught the terminal, i have little terminal experience from ubuntu if it helps. My problems when i load the terminal from the cd i can find my hard drive(or i am on it and dont know where i am) . My goal is to get to the /users directory . any help please??