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    Mac formated HD

    is there a way to get linux to read a mac formated drive?

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    From what I have read in the past about different file systems, I think in some cases the Macintosh computers may use the HFS (Hierarchical File System). This file system is supported by Linux I do believe, and I think, if indeed your drive is formatted in that file system, you can:

    mount -t hfs /dev/hda

    Look up the help on the mount command and it should mention hfs as being one of the supported file system types. Check the documentation of the Mac OS and see if the system actually formats it as an HFS drive. If it does, then the command should work. If your drive is formatted in a different filesystem, I would recommend using Google or some other search engine to find out things that can help you in Linux with your drive.

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