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I'm looking for people who also have their Ubunutu/Linux running on a MomentusXT ST750LX003. A partitiion/volume is shown to me that I can't mount, nor really place where it comes from. It is formatted in HFS+ and about 8GB large. Could the drive have a defect and show me the SSD cache? I read "Is Seagate's new “FAST Factor Boot” technology compatible with Ubuntu?", that it shouldn't.

Please find screenshots from both GParted, the error I receive when trying to open and from Windows 7 drive manager.

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It's not a dual-boot system on the MomentusXT, rather Ubuntu is installed alone on it, while Windows 7 is on an extra SSD SYSTEM (C:). DATEN (D:) is a regular HDD.

Thanks for any advice what this volume could be, and/or how to solve the mounting error. Preferably, please check your own MomentusXTs in GParted and let me know if this ~8GB HFS+ volume appears as well.

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  • Have you tried to mount it manually and see what it contains: sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb5 ~/<some_temporary_folder>? Maybe that is just a partition with software/manuals to OSX.
    – Salem
    Apr 5 '13 at 11:16
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It's just a regular disk partition that you, or somebody, created and it looks like it has a corrupted hfs filesystem on it. If it doesn't have any data in it you care about, then blow it away.

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The command you suggested results in "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb5, missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so"

dmesg | tail reports "hfs: invalid secondary volume header" and "hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock"

Would it make sense to try and merge the volume into my main Ubuntu partition with GParted?

Thanks and greetings!

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