read extern drive in ubuntu

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Fri Jul 2 01:01:47 UTC 2010

We will see,  The lady has mailed me two hard drives with the books on 
them. I will put them in a spare external had drive case I have and then 
I will give it a try. I'll let everyone know what happens. I should get 
the drives in a day or two.    Doug

On 07/01/2010 09:27 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 1 July 2010 14:13, Todd Edwards<tedwards at>  wrote:
>> I don't believe the format of the document is important in this case.
>> The computer she is connecting the drive to needs to be able to read the
>> file system on the drive. Being that it's an 'old' Macintosh drive I
>> would have no idea though unfortunately. I know the new Apple computers
>> use some flavor of EXT Journaled, but I'm still not sure if Ubuntu can
>> read it or not. Maybe someone with a bit more Apple experience can chime
>> in?
> No. Macs do not use any "flavour of EXT" - not ext2, ext3 or ext4. As
> I said in my earlier reply to this thread, they use HFS+ which Ubuntu
> can read - in my experience, without any extra software needed.

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