Writing to Time Machine Backups from Linux
I have a 700 gb external hard drive that I use for my Time Machine Backups on my Macbook Pro, but the Macbook only has a 320 gb hard drive and I have a ton of extra space. Time Machine wouldn't allow me to have more than one partition on the drive. The drive is formatted in HFS+ (or however Time Machine sets it up).
I'm about to wipe the drive on a different laptop running Windows, and I have about 100 gb of files I want to back up. Windows will not mount the HFS+ external drive, so I decided to use a live USB with Ubuntu 9 to boot Linux and copy the files from the laptop to the external drive.
The Time Machine drive mounts properly when I plug it into the second laptop running linux from the usb. It shows up on the desktop and I can see the files already on it. However, when I try to copy anything to the drive, an error pops up showing that the drive is read only.
I opened terminal and typed mount, and it read the following:
/dev/sdc2 on /media/Time Machine Backups type hfsplus (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=devkit)
I was surprised that the drive was labelled rw, so I reconnected the drive to my Macbook, and checked the permissions. It was set to read and write for everyone, but just in case I made a new permission for user "ubuntu", which is the user the live USB loads into, and labelled it read and write. That didn't do anything..
Any ideas as to how I can write things to my external Time Machine drive from Linux?