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March 19th, 2012, 03:34 PM

i got this working via google a while back but i can't remember which walk through worked.
thanks :guitar:

March 20th, 2012, 02:49 PM
I think You need to have " hfsprogs , hfsutils , hfsplus " installed.

Lars Noodén
March 20th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Also, the target drive can't be using journaling. That's not supported yet. You can turn it off in OS X before trying to read/write in Ubuntu.

March 20th, 2012, 06:58 PM
thanks. i assume that's safe ^^

do i need to edit etc/fstab?

Lars Noodén
March 20th, 2012, 07:09 PM
AFAIK it's quite safe, I use HFS+ all the time with Ubuntu.

You only need to edit /etc/fstab if you will keep mounting the same drive and want to automate some of the mount options.

But your regular desktop environment should detect it and mount it when you plug it in, just like it would for regular EXT partitions.

March 22nd, 2012, 07:56 PM
i remember before the drive seemed to keep rejournaling itself? anyway it's working now - thanks guys :D !