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Ubuntu is a linux distro, so the commands are the same as any other linux distro. The thing you need to figure out is if the kernel has support for hfsplus filesystems.

 

You can try this command, if it works then your kernel has the proper extensions to load hfsplus partitions.

 

mount -t hfsplus /dev/hda /mnt/hfsplusdrive

 

If this does not work... You will have to add hfsplus support to the kernel first.

 

I do know that Fedora Core 4 has built in support for hfsplus partitons. So if you have room to install Fedora as a dual boot OS then this would be an extremely useful option. Not to mention, Fedora Core 4 is pretty good itself.

 

Here is a project at SourceForge that relates to this topic:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-hfsplus

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Ubuntu is a linux distro, so the commands are the same as any other linux distro.  The thing you need to figure out is if the kernel has support for hfsplus filesystems.

 

You can try this command, if it works then your kernel has the proper extensions to load hfsplus partitions.

 

mount -t hfsplus /dev/hda /mnt/hfsplusdrive

 

If this does not work...  You will have to add hfsplus support to the kernel first.

 

I do know that Fedora Core 4 has built in support for hfsplus partitons.  So if you have room to install Fedora as a dual boot OS then this would be an extremely useful option.  Not to mention, Fedora Core 4 is pretty good itself.

 

Here is a project at SourceForge that relates to this topic:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-hfsplus

thanks for the reply but i have mandrake 2005 limited edition and installed that now im tri-booting xp/osx86/mandrake but once in mandrake ive tried to patch the dev dvd and cant.

i have added hfdplus support to the kernel as is wasnt there to start with just poped the mandrake dvd in and intalled off of it

but it says the files r read only i have loged in as root and tried to change the premissions but it says i cant ... well im stumped and thats not ez to do lol

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The earlier releases of hfsplus support for linux only supported a read only mount. The updated releases will allow you to read and write. You probably mounted the partition just fine, its just the version of hfsplus support that you are using.

 

This is similar to the progress of ntfs support in linux from a while back.

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The earlier releases of hfsplus support for linux only supported a read only mount.  The updated releases will allow you to read and write.  You probably mounted the partition just fine, its just the version of hfsplus support that you are using.

 

This is similar to the progress of ntfs support in linux from a while back.

 

thanks il ltry to find the newer version of hfsplus .. strange that the limited edition of mandrake 2005 doesnt have the up to date files ,,, but things change from day to day with linux :lol:

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