Ubuntu Drive Visible to OS X?

Karsten Fischer kfischer at bfki.net
Thu Sep 23 08:47:44 UTC 2004

Like your editing style :)

That said, any HFS+-formatted volume has indeed those four 
files/directories you mentioned. HFS+ is basically an extended HFS, in 
other words: Apple just extended the then-standard HFS System. Your 
entry in /etc/fstab tells the mount-application to try to guess what 
kind of filesystem might be on the said volume. Since the signature of 
HFS and HFS+ are basically the same, mount mounts your volume as an 
HFS-Disk, not too far away.Try to replace 'auto' with 'hfsplus', thus 
telling mount which kind of filesystem to expect.

There is one more thing: I did had some problems using a MacOS Volume 
within Linux, so I recommend to mount the volume as read-only by 
replacing 'rw' with 'ro'.

Happy fiddling

Am 22.09.2004 um 18:02 schrieb Brett Kirksey:

> On Wednesday 22 September 2004 at 15:16+0100, Peter Simpson wrote:
>> You must not change any of the lines that are already there, but add 
>> a line to
>> the end of the file that looks like this:
>> /dev/hda1     /media/osx  auto   rw,auto  0  0
>> . . .
>> The "/media/osx" is a directory that you will have to create by 
>> issuing the
>> command:
>> sudo mkdir /media/osx
> OK, I edited the fstab (needed to use 'hda9') and got it to recognize 
> on startup. But when I go to /media/osx, it isn't showing me all of 
> the contents of the drive. It's only showing 3 or 4 files (document 
> icons with the gnome foot on them) that say "DesktopDB", "Finder", 
> "System", etc. I know these are Mac files, but I don't know where the 
> other contents of the disk are.
> Any idea?
> Thanks
> Brett
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