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Hi everyone I recently bought a new PC to replace an old failing iMac i was running Linux on the iMac so decided to buy a refurbished PC to install ...
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- 01-21-2010 #1
Using Lacie external HD, formerly used with mac osx
I recently bought a new PC to replace an old failing iMac i was running Linux on the iMac so decided to buy a refurbished PC to install Linux.
I'm currently running mint 8 for the record.. I don't know if it's too relevant to my question...
I was using this Lacie 750gb HD to backup files in Mac OS X, there is a 30gb FAT partition and the rest is HFS+.
I recently read that using " hfsplus " from the depositories you can mount HFS+ rw, but ONLY if it is journaled. (how can check this?)
I imagine another option would be to back the disk up and repartition it as FAT and Ext4 or is that possible? what is the best way to do that?
If anyone has time to share any experiences or knowledge on this subject I would appreciate it a lot, I'm having a hard time finding much info about it.
I will have to backup the data on this drive first, so I don' t wanna make any hasty choices.
Last edited by hillmort; 01-21-2010 at 08:34 AM. Reason: unclear parts
- 01-21-2010 #2
First of all, we have to check Partition Structure and device names assigned to each partition.
Open Terminal and execute this
sudo fdisk -l
I recently read that using " hfsplus " from the depositories you can mount HFS+ rw, but ONLY if it is journaled. (
Just post the output of sudo fdisk -l command. We will try to mount HFS+ Partition(s). If you will have read/write access, you can keep using it that way only. In case of read only access, just back up data to another partition or disk and format HFS+ partition(s).
- 01-21-2010 #3
thanks, here is some more info
here is the output of fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80032038912 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xa0cf51ef Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 3683 29583666 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 9478 9730 2032222+ 5 Extended /dev/sda3 3684 9477 46540305 83 Linux /dev/sda5 9478 9730 2032191 82 Linux swap / Solaris Partition table entries are not in disk order Disk /dev/sdc: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xf28d4daa Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 87311 701323240 af HFS / HFS+ Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdc2 87311 91202 31250000 b W95 FAT32 Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.AFAIK, to enable read/write access, Journaling must be disabled but you can check and change its status through Mac's Disk Utility package only.
thanks a million
- 01-22-2010 #4
Open Terminal and execute this
cd /media sudo mkdir mac sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 -o defaults,umask=0 ls /media/mac
/dev/sdc1 /media/mac hfsplus defaults,umask=0 0 0
- 01-24-2010 #5
I followed your instructions, the only thing I changed was:
sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 -o defaults,umask=0
sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc1 /media/mac -o defaults,umask=0
I checked the hd with Disk Utitlity on a mac, and it is NOT set to journal so I'm not sure what is up.
any adjustments I could make?
I'll look around myself on the internet, in the meantime now that I know more what I'm looking for, hopefully I can figure it out.