I followed the instructions in How to read and write HFS+ journaled external HDD in Ubuntu without access to OS X?

I used the command:

sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdXY /media/mntpoint

The drive mounts in the directory I pointed it to. It works perfectly, but I would like to change the name of the directory. I failed in all conventional ways. I thought the path was stored in the fstab file but there I only have my NAS device. I am a Linux newbie. Hopefully, someone has a solution.


First, create a folder in any path you would like to:

$ sudo mkdir /home/mountpoint

Then just mount in this folder:

$ sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdXY /home/mountpoint

And about the /etc/fstab file: it mounts devices automatically, but just if the deivce is connected to your computer in boot time!

Note: mount command ususaly identify the format, so you don't need to specify -t hfsplus, and for -o (options), it mounts rw, so all you need to do is:

$ sudo mount /dev/sdXY /home/mountpoint

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