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Thread: Read/Write HFS Drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Read/Write HFS Drive

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Read/Write HFS Drive

    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....
    Last edited by ElectricBlue; December 19th, 2008 at 06:07 AM.


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