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Old 01-20-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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How to mount hfsplus USB drive rw in Ubuntu?

How to mount hfsplus USB drive rw in Ubuntu?

I am asking on behalf of the newbie whose question is posted at

(His thread title made it less likely that anyone expert in hfsplus would notice his thread).

All the relevant info is in that other thread. Summary of the part of the question relevant to hfsplus:

He wants to back up files from a Windows partition (mounted as type fuseblk) onto a USB drive currently mounted ro as type hfsplus.

How can he remount that rw and is it safe to do so (is the hfsplus filesystem safe for writing)?

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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/dev/sdb3 on /media/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive type hfsplus (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)

Use the mount command usually is the correct answer.

Remember that distro's also have user permissions. It may be as simple as having a user with the correct permissions to simply mount it from gui. You end up with two issues. One is the permission to mount and and how much to mount external drives and the other is the ability to use mount to be able to read and write hfs+.

The web page doesn't really mean you need to install the hfsprogs. It means you have to force it at your own risk.


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