View Full Version : [ubuntu] Read/Write HFS Drive

November 26th, 2008, 03:28 PM
So far I love Ubuntu. I have not touched Windows in quite a while!!

I have a quick question. There is an IOMEGA drive that I have which is Mac OS Extended (I guess HFS+ in other words) that I am trying to get to accept read / write functions.

I have tried the HFS tools, but say that I cannot perform functions since the external drive is a "directory".

When I use the x-window function XHFS, it says that permission is denied.

I also tried to find a user manual for the HFS tools, but did not find anything.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

December 19th, 2008, 04:56 AM
First you need to install hfsutils. Once these are installed there should be a number of tools for mounting, reading, writing etc to an hfs volume.
Then you need to mount the volume as root using

sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/(your drive) /path/to/mount

This is where I get a little fuzzy because I have a similar but more complex issue. I am trying to automount an external drive using the fstab.

After some research, it turns out that hfsutils cannot mount a journalled HFS+ filesystem with write access.

My search continues....