Read HFS on Ubuntu
Posted on Saturday July 06, 2013 by Eric Potvin
Yesterday I plugged my old MAC OS hard drive to see what's on it and re-format to use it as a backup. But first, I wanted to know what's on it to make sure I don't remove files I need.
But of course, I couldn't read it. So, I did some digging to make sure I read it properly. So I found about
hmount is used to introduce a new HFS volume. A UNIX pathname to the volume's source must be specified. The source may be a block device or a regular file containing an HFS volume image.
Sounds easy right? well it's that easy!
sudo apt-get install hfsutils
So, this will show something like this:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: hfsutils-tcltk The following NEW packages will be installed: hfsutils 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 50 not upgraded. Need to get 86.0 kB of archives. After this operation, 254 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main hfsutils amd64 3.2.6-11build3 [86.0 kB] Fetched 86.0 kB in 0s (94.3 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package hfsutils. (Reading database ... 374484 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking hfsutils (from .../hfsutils_3.2.6-11build3_amd64.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up hfsutils (3.2.6-11build3) ...
Then, you can mount the CD or DVD:
mount -t hfsplus -o rw,force /dev/sdx1 /media/cdrom