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Old 10-08-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Is it possible to read out an external harddisk which is formated for MAC OS/X?


I'm not sure if this would file as a hardware or software problem, so I'm sorry if I put my question in the wrong forum.

I'm about to switch from Mac OS/X 10.4 to Ubuntu. Will it be possible to read and use the data from a mac-formated harddisk with Ubuntu? It's a 120 GB Seagate, maybe 2 years old.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bjorfr View Post
I'm not sure if this would file as a hardware or software problem, so I'm sorry if I put my question in the wrong forum.

I'm about to switch from Mac OS/X 10.4 to Ubuntu. Will it be possible to read and use the data from a mac-formated harddisk with Ubuntu? It's a 120 GB Seagate, maybe 2 years old.

Thanks for your help.
You're welcome, and welcome aboard.

This may help you:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-4411.html

Check out the MAN page (type in "man mount") for the mount command. Specifically, you want to use the file system type of hfs, like:

mount -t hfs <your device name> <your mount point>

like "mount -t hfs /dev/sda2 /media/macdrive"

FWIW, I'd probably copy the data off of the Mac formatted drive, and re-format the device as ext3, since you're making the move to Linux.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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AFAIK Mac OS/X 10.4 uses HFS+, so on a kernel with hfs and hfsplus enabled you mount with 'mount -t hfsplus'.
 
  


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