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Old 06-11-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Trying to mount a hfsplus volume on CentOS release 4.3 (Final).

I can successfully mount a USB drive - hfsplus, but my fibre array is giving me issues.

This is what they look like, partitions etc, using diskutil in Mac.

USB drive:
0: GUID_partition_scheme *698.6 Gi disk7
1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk7s1
2: Apple_HFS USB_DRIVE 698.3 Gi disk7s2

Fibre array:
0: GUID_partition_scheme *13.6 Ti disk3
1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk3s1
2: Apple_HFS blue 13.6 Ti disk3s2

Once connected:
USB drive - /dev/sdi
Fibre array - /dev/sdh

To mount USB drive, I mount /dev/sdi2.

With the fibre array however, only /dev/sdh1 is seen, which is the wrong partition. If I try to mount it:
mount - t hfsplus /dev/sdh1 /media/apple
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdh,
or too many mounted file systems

Using GNU parted to look at the partitions:
You found a bug in GNU Parted. Please email a bug report to containing the version (1.6.19), and the following message:

The sector size on /dev/sdh is 4096 bytes. Parted is known not to work properly with drives with sector sizes
other than 512 bytes

So looks like I can't see the hfsplus partition??

Any thoughts?

Old 06-11-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Unplug it, plug it in, give us the output of
and lets see how far it gets trying to recognising it.

Incidentally, drivers installed?
Old 06-12-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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If I format the array ext2, mounts fine.

I have attached another array, also hfs plus, but sector size 512 bytes - mounts fine.

So looks like sector size is the issue with hfs plus


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