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    I am trying to create an HFS+ partition, but none of the online links are up. Anyone know how to create HFS+ partition from GParted LiveCD's terminal?

    The Gparted in the repositories for Ubuntu Hardy have HFS+ greyed out. This might be something to do with a legal issue because HFS+ is an Apple file system. However, many Macusers duel boot with Ubuntu, so there is no intrinsic reason not to allow this kind of support.

    Anybody with a work around?

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    Re: create HFS+ partition from GParted LiveCD's terminal

    If you're just trying to create a partition, it should work. It looks like the only thing you can't do with HSF+ in gparted is "grow":

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/features.php

    If you want to do it from the command line, you'll probably at least need the hfsprogs package...

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    Re: create HFS+ partition from GParted LiveCD's terminal

    I found this on the gparted forum

    the link you gave does say hfs+ is supported, after installing hfsprogs.
    i did so, now i can detect, read, shrink, move and copy hfs+, but not create, grow, check and read label!

    but somewhere i red hfsprogs is actually the commands mkfs and fsck for hfs and hfs+ filesystems.
    so i tried this:

    mkfs.hfsplus /dev/hdb1(or whatever your hd is)

    and it worked!!!
    so, install hsfprogs and format with the terminal.
    i guess gparted just does not detect hfsprogs properly.
    HFSsprogs is installed. I can created HFS+ in terminal, but it greyed out in Gparted. Need to use Gparted, because the label is now "untitled" and am having trouble copyying stuff over to the partition.

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    Re: create HFS+ partition from GParted LiveCD's terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by afrodeity View Post
    I found this on the gparted forum

    HFSsprogs is installed. I can created HFS+ in terminal, but it greyed out in Gparted. Need to use Gparted, because the label is now "untitled" and am having trouble copyying stuff over to the partition.
    hfs+ partition label can be set while making the partition in terminal:

    Code:
    sudo mkfs.hfsplus -v LABEL /dev/sdaN

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    Re: create HFS+ partition from GParted LiveCD's terminal

    Closed, please don't bump old threads.

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