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HFS+ is a file system developed by Apple Inc. It serves as the primary file system of OS X.

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Ubuntu 20.04 Touro External HDD 1TB HFS+ always Read Only

I have External HDD 1TB ex. used with MAC OS mojave. Now I use Ubuntu 20.04 as my primary OS. When I plug it HDD to ubuntu it's always read only. I was try this post still no lucky. this is ...
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Accessing a Macbook Air using Ubunu

So my ancient Macbook air (2013) is non-functional after a failed OS update. I'd like to use a live distro to backup files from the harddrive (and in an ideal world perhaps even repair the ...
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Why is ubuntu setting file type to hfs+

I recently installed Ubuntu desktop onto a raspberry pi for and for some reason it is registering my external hard drive as HFS plus even though I've never used a Mac computer before in my life. Now I ...
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HFS+ external HDD losing files?

A few days ago, I copied a few hundred GB of data to an external HDD from my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. The HDD had an HFS+ filesystem, and I mounted it using sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdXY /...
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Module hfspllus not found in directory /lib/modules/5.3.0-42-generic

I was about to mount a .dmg file as an .iso file. When I typed the command sudo modprobe hfspllus it came up with this modprobe: FATAL: Module hfspllus not found in directory /lib/modules/5.3.0-42-...
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What does it mean if my partition type is HFS/HFS+ but contents are FAT?

I have formatted my external hard disk with the command sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sda2. The disks utility still shows that the partition is of type HFS, so is this safe to use at the moment? I want to use ...
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Change the mounting point for a HFS+ formated drive

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 ...
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How to mount OSX EFI partition with HFSprogs

I can mount my HFS drive without a problem, but mounting the EFI gives wrong filesystem type error, which is probably right, since it is an EFI system. Device Start End Sectors Size ...
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Folder: Permission denied

I am using Ubuntu and want access and copy all data from this external HDD: /dev/sdb2: UUID="aa6741de-df88-308f-b894-4b67c163b8b3" LABEL="Macintosh HD" TYPE="hfsplus" PARTLABEL="Customer" PARTUUID="...
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mount Macbook partition on ubuntu (unknown filesystem - hfs+/apfs ?)

I got a macbook from a friend (graphics chip not working anymore - harddisk should be fine but can't see much on the macs display) and I promised to rescue the data. But I can't read the partition ...
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Video's transferred from HFS+ to Ext4 wont play on Ubuntu

For many year, I had a media server that ran on Mac OS. I recently rebuilt it and I transferred some video files from a HFS+ drive to the Ext4 drive. Now that I am running on Ubuntu 18.04 I can't open ...
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How to format Read-only filesystem drive?

I can't format a USB drive, it says "read only filesystem". I tried mkfs.vfat, wipefs -a, using gparted but nothing worked, always returns "Read-only filesystem". The problem seems to be caused by an ...
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Ubuntu reports incorrect available space on HFS external RAID

I have a Stardom 24TB external RAID formatted as HFS+. It shows up as a 24TB disk, but available space is only 66GB when only 6.4TB is used. When mounted in MacOS I get the correct amount of available ...
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Change file permissions on hfs drive

I was unable to boot macOS on my mac laptop. I took the drive out to try recover my documents un my ubuntu machine. I installed sudo apt-get install hfsprogs sudo apt-get install hfsplus So I could ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on HFS+ file system?

I already have my HDD partition formatted for Mac OS X, but I don't want to format it again. Is it possible to install Ubuntu on this Mac formatted HFS+ file system? I don't want to use a virtual ...
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Ubuntu 18.04LTS installer does not detect MacOS X on a Mac Mini [closed]

The Ubuntu package looks like a good thing; I would like to install it, but I'm not ready to trash my present operating system. The Ubuntu installation ISO file is 'not mountable' on my circa 2014 ...
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Reading HFS+ Journaled filesystem in Ubuntu 17.10

Disks recognizes the device is available but reports the partition as unused (does not recognized HFS+ file system). When I try to mount the drive, Ubuntu wanders off into limbo reporting nothing. ...
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How to mount macOS partition as read-write for all files/folders?

I have dual-booted my Mac with Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) and macOS High Sierra (on an HFS+ drive). When I attempt to mount my macOS partition using sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda2 /mnt the ...
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Failed HFS+ disk diagnosing and recovery in Ubuntu

My external Lacie HDD failed recently. Unfortunately the drive contains a lot of critically important video files of which I had not made a backup. I am very far from being a specialist in computer ...
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How do I mount my OSX partition from Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting OSX 10.13.3 and ubuntu 16.04. But today i think i messsed up my kernel cache and i could no longer boot OSX. I need to mount my OSX partition from ubuntu and manually delete ...
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Mac external drives with Ubuntu 16.04

I know someone had already asked a question about mounting HFS+ drives on Ubuntu 16.04, but it was for a server edition. My workstation is not a server. I have however tried every solution proposed to ...
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using gpart & testdisk to recover GPT for Files from damaged HFS+ (Apple) HD

I want to recover gpt from my external USB Hard Disk. I tried these questions: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/296151/recover-files-from-corrupted-external-usb-hd-macos-sierra https://...
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restoring files with only 2 USB ports machine

I want to recover my Files from a 1TB Hard Disk with HFS+ File System. I can't recover my files using mac version commercial tools and I can't see the lost files using macOS. I have a macBook Air ...
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Can't rename directory by changing upper- to lower-case on hfs+ partition

I'm new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 17.04 on a dual-boot MacBook. I'm having trouble with directories I'm creating on an hfs+ partition (created with gparted, so I can see files on it when ...
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Why is my hfs partition suddenly mounting read-only, with no way to alter it to read-write?

I am backing up my FreeNAS volume onto a partition of an external WD 4TB My Book, which uses the hfs filesystem and is mounted on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. Each time the drive is mounted, all ...
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I have “read only” access to my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook pro. I need help getting write access to my Mac HD from Ubuntu. I can view and open the files in my Mac HD but I cannot write to the Mac HD. The options for "New ...
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Mount Mac OS Extended Journaled Filesystem and share via AFP

I see that I can mount a Mount Mac OS Extended Journaled Filesystem on Ubuntu (it seems, after disabling journaling), and that I can share resources on the network via AFP using netatalk. My question ...
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HFS+ drive mounting issues

I'm looking to access data on an external hard drive which is formatted in the HFS+ format (created from/for a mac). After some initial difficulties (and confusion over what format the drive is ...
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Mounting HFS+ drive on Ubuntu Server 16.04?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 Server, and I'm trying to mount an HFS+-formatted drive on it. Surprisingly, there is absolutely no kernel support for the hfsplus VFS. I can install the userland tools (APT ...
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Read and Write to HFS using ubuntu but hfsprogs wont install

I am trying to read a hard drive from a Mac. The other answered questions say to install hfsprogs. The problem is when I try to install it, it says the package cannot be found. Is that package going ...
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Why are many files appearing as 0B on external HFS+ hard drive?

I am attempting to copy files from my OS X box into my new Linux box by way of an non-journaled HFS+ external hard drive. While most files copied over to the new machine just fine, I noticed a ...
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Cannot mount hfs partition on read/write

In ubuntu 15.10 I am trying to mount a hfs (max osx) partition on start up. In /etc/fstab I have added this line (notice the rw option): /dev/sda2 /home/mac/mac-mount hfsplus rw,defaults 0 0 After a ...
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A partition copied with cat can't be mounted

OK, I asked it in AskDifferent, but seems that apple folks don't get the idea that everything is file in unix. Well some days ago my mac got broken, I had an Ubuntu on it and booted through it, first ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...
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Mount OSX drive in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second partition of a iMac 21.5''. Now, I need to access to OSX partition but I cannot load it into Ubuntu... I have hfsprogs, hfsutils and hfsplus installed inside ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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Hard drive (hfsplus) will not allow me to chown or chmod

I tried chmod and chown, neither worked and I got a message like this, repeated for every file in the drive. chmod: changing permissions of ‘folder/filename.id’: Read-only file system failed to ...
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Why is there a size discrepancy between HFS+ and ext4?

I recently set up an NFS server on my Ubuntu server and I'm currently in the process of migrating my files from HFS+ HDDs to ext4. I've run into a problem however where the receiving disk (ext4 format)...
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How to use Vlc with sudo privileges?

I'm trying to use Vlc with sudo but it doesn't work. This is the error: VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports you can use ...
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Can't write to external drive mounted by fstab

I followed this tutorial to have Ubuntu automount an external USB drive onto the system. I added this line to /etc/fstab: UUID=885025e1-09a5-3f29-90f6-5d07668be59b /media/Backup hfsplus rw,user,suid,...
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Mount Hfsplus partition of a disk image

I know my question is very similar to many others on this site (ex. Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)) but I have a slightly different problem during the mount of a single ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an "...
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is it possible to use an ipod classic3G as external disk with ubuntu 12.04?

I have an ipod classic 30GB. It is partitioned with Apple HFS. Can I use it as an external drive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? to sudo fdisk -l I get: Disk /dev/sda: 8006 MB, 8006926336 bytes 247 heads, ...
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How to read and write HFS+ journaled external HDD in Ubuntu without access to OS X?

I have a HFS+ journaled external hard-drive and need to be able to write to it on Ubuntu. I don't have access to my Mac, it's thousands of miles away and I won't have access to it for three months. ...
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Protocol driver not attached (hfs+)

On a 12.04 LTS system, I am attempting to mount an SSD that was formerly in a Macbook Pro. It has four partitions, one with a Ubuntu install, one for swap, one a Macintosh recovery partition, and the ...
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How to manage permissions on a shared volume for OSX and ubuntu

On my mac I'm using an unjournaled HFS partition to share files between OSX 10.8 and Ubuntu 12.04. It was a nice thought at first, because Time Machine will automatically backup the volume in OSX, but ...
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Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 12.10 - fighting with HFS+ (I guess)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed along with Plex Media Server 0.9.7.x (I don't remember, the latest version anyway). I had Plex set up on a Mac, and I had all of my media content stored in an external ...
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Mount hfs+ partion

I want to mount a hfs+ partion on an external drive. I have installed hfsprogs and created a folder to mount at /media/hfs. Nevertheless this # sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb2 /media/hfs mount: ...
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12.04LTS virtual kernel: no HFS/+? why?

Utilizing Ubuntu 12.04 Linux virtual kernel and it does not appear to support HFS/+ file system. Even after update/upgrade, manual re-installation of packages hfsplus, hfsprogs, hfsutils --- still ...