I think hfsutils is used to read Macintosh floppies. If you want to mount a Macintosh hard drive, you
should do cat /proc/filesystems | grep hfs to check whether the hfs modules are loaded in the kernel.
If not, check by pointing your filemanager to /lib/modules/[your Kernel version number X.Y.Z]/kernel/fs/ that hfs.ko and hfsplus.ko kernel modules are present. If that is the case, you should do sudo modprobe hfsplus.ko (assuming your disk is HFS+) and repeat cat /proc/filesystems | grep hfs. After that, you should be able to
mount your disk with sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb1 /mnt (assuming your HFS+ filesystem is on the first
partition of the disk /dev/sdb). If that fails, you may use smartctl and hdparm (read their man pages) to test whether your disk is functioning correctly.