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    Read write MAC OS drive

    Not sure which topic this falls under
    I have the use of a MAC OS external HDD which I can read it is there an app that can write to it?
    Paul

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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    Quote Originally Posted by jpaulb View Post
    Not sure which topic this falls under
    I have the use of a MAC OS external HDD which I can read it is there an app that can write to it?
    Paul
    Can you give some more details about the problem Paul? Thanks

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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    I have a external HDD that is being use on a Mac Pro OS X 10 something. I brought the HDD home to transfer some files to my box running Ubuntu 12.04, transfer went perfect. I wanted to copy some file into another directory on the external HDD, copy was allowed but paste was disabled. Is there an app that can R/W to the mac file system. Don´t ask me too many questions about the Mac, I never used one until last month. That chewed on Apple logo turned me off yeas ago.

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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    The hfs+ filesystem is not writeable by default in linux. It is usually read only. If you go in through Mac OS X you should be able to turn of journaling and then you should be able to write to it from linux. The other option is to back up the data and use a filesystem that both mac OSX and Linux can recognize (fat32 for example)

    Try google-ing hfs+ linux write

    Good luck,

    Kopkins

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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopkins View Post
    The hfs+ filesystem is not writeable by default in linux. It is usually read only. If you go in through Mac OS X you should be able to turn of journaling and then you should be able to write to it from linux. The other option is to back up the data and use a filesystem that both mac OSX and Linux can recognize (fat32 for example)

    Try google-ing hfs+ linux write

    Good luck,

    Kopkins
    Turning the journaling off is not an option the Mac is not mine; fat32 is not an option, some of the 109 file are as large as 30GB, the Mac, at least this one can not R/W NTFS nor ext3 - 4. The final 1 hour HD video will many hundred GBs.

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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    Well, those are your options.

    Look into other filesystem types that they both can recognise.

    Good luck.

    EDIT: I think you would just have to turn off journaling for your external HDD. Isn't that yours? Then it would be read write. You just need a Mac to do it. Don't have to do anything to the Mac.
    Last edited by Kopkins; May 15th, 2013 at 02:35 PM.
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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    You can probably use NTFS as well
    most macs already have NTFS installed (ntfs3g) via FUSE
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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    You can probably use NTFS as well
    most macs already have NTFS installed (ntfs3g) via FUSE
    I was going to suggest, but OP said that mac doesn't r/w ntfs. And it's not their Mac so they won't change anything.
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    Re: Read write MAC OS drive

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    You can probably use NTFS as well
    most macs already have NTFS installed (ntfs3g) via FUSE
    Thanks I'll get someone to look into that.

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