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Old 10-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Can't mount 1TB Maxtor Onetouch III external drive


Hey all,

A colleague gave me an USB/Firewire Maxtor Onetouch III drive with some data on it that they want. The person who placed the data one the drive is on extended disability leave and can't be reached.

Anyway, the documentation for the drive says that it consists of two 500 GB drives in a RAID 0 and comes from the factory formatted for Mac OSX (which I assume means HFS+).

When I plug the drive into my Debian Etch box, it recognizes 11 partitions. fdisk -l returns a "no valid partition table" type error.

Does anyone know how to mount an HFS+ RAID 0 array? I'm not sure if it's a hardware raid within the Maxtor device or a software RAID from within OSX.

Or is my best chance to find someone in the company (3000+ employees) with an OSX machine?
 
Old 10-05-2007, 11:35 PM   #2
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USB/Firewire Maxtor Onetouch III drive ... I'm not sure if it's a hardware raid within the Maxtor device or a software RAID from within OSX.
It is software raid. Genuine HW raid will show up as a single drive.

Though you could see if you can get mdadmn to recognize it, I think you gotta go plug it into a mac.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 01:45 AM   #3
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The first two sectors of a HFS+ file system throws off many disk utilities. I usually make a mount directory and mount an HFS+ drive in this manner, as root, when the external drive's partition is /dev/sdb1:
Code:
mkdir /maxtor
modprobe hfsplus
mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb1 /maxtor
When you're done, you can remove the "maxtor" directory if you want.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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The first two sectors of a HFS+ file system throws off many disk utilities. I usually make a mount directory and mount an HFS+ drive in this manner, as root, when the external drive's partition is /dev/sdb1:
Code:
mkdir /maxtor
modprobe hfsplus
mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb1 /maxtor
When you're done, you can remove the "maxtor" directory if you want.
Thanks, you're AWESOME!

the only difference is that since it's a software RAID, I had to just use the device (not partition).

Thanks again!
 
  


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