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Hello! The mac of my son is busted and so I got the HD to be able to make use of it. I can't seem to copy or delete files ...
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    Cannot Manipulate 'hfs' With My Linux


    Hello!

    The mac of my son is busted and so I got the HD to be able to make use of it.

    I can't seem to copy or delete files from it.

    I cannot resize using "gparted"
    Nor can I copy, rename or delete files in terminal even as root.

    A sample output:

    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# rm -rf /media/MacintoshHD/Users/junior/Documents/My\ Videos/DVD/Inception/movie.mkv 
    rm: cannot remove `/media/MacintoshHD/Users/luisquibranzaiii/Documents/My Videos/DVD/Inception/movie.mkv': Read-only file system
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Code:
    [root@localhost Inception]# ls -l
    total 3046280
    -rwxrwxrwx. 1 502 games 3119387915 Apr 16  2011 Inception 2010 1080p BRRIP[Dual-Audio][Eng-Hindi].mkv
    [root@localhost Inception]#
    Would appreciate any tips please.

    Thank you!
    nujinini
    Linux User #489667

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    Check for hfs in
    # cat /proc/filesystems
    # cat /proc/mounts

    Probably there as it's mounted, but you may not have hfsutils installed.
    hfsplus - Tools to access HFS+ formatted volumes
    hfsutils - Tools for reading and writing Macintosh volumes

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    Thank you Siddly!

    I was able to cp the important files and was able to back them up in another HD. Afterwhich I wiped the whole HD with the "dd" and formatted it to ext2 and am now using it. Apparently this problem is inherent to mac's journalized hfs formatted HDs.

    Thanks again!
    nujinini
    Linux User #489667

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