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    Exclamation Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    Hi, I am trying to access my music folder in my OSX partition but every time I click double click on it I get an error message that says "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Music". I would really like to use Ubuntu more because I find it to be a wonderful experience so any help is appreciated, thanks!

    I am running a Macbook Pro 5,5 if that helps.
    Last edited by mrmayor92; October 22nd, 2010 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    well you just need to mount it as root.

    so you open a terminal and type this :
    You create first the macosx folder with
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/macosx
    after you mount the partition with this command :
    Code:
    sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx
    The sda1 is an example. You need to put the name of your partition that you can get with
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    if you want it permanently you need to put this in the /etc/fstab
    a line like this :
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx hfsplus defaults 0 0
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    Re: Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by linux-hack View Post
    well you just need to mount it as root.

    so you open a terminal and type this :
    You create first the macosx folder with
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/macosx
    after you mount the partition with this command :
    Code:
    sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx
    The sda1 is an example. You need to put the name of your partition that you can get with
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    if you want it permanently you need to put this in the /etc/fstab
    a line like this :
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx hfsplus defaults 0 0
    Pardon me for being a complete noob in ubuntu, but for step two the name of my partition is two words "Macintosh HD" do I type in the space or an underscore? And how do I go about editing the /etc/fstab file and where do I put
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx hfsplus defaults 0 0
    Again thank you!

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    Re: Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    Ok. So to edit the /etc/fstab file you type this in a terminal :

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    And paste in:
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/macosx hfsplus defaults 0 0
    to find out the name of your partition you have to type in a terminal :
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    and post here the output.
    The "Macintosh HD" is the label of your partition.
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    Re: Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    AHH i give up, i cannot figure this out for the life of me. thanks for the help though

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    Re: Trying to access music folder in OSX partition.

    You might want to take a look at this thread here. I had a similar problem and was able to fix it by changing my Ubuntu UID so it was identical to my Mac UID. Rather than using the terminal as I did, I would change my UID through 'Users and Groups'. You can get your Mac UID in Ubuntu by examining the details of your Mac directories.

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