Mounting a MAC OS X disk (HPFS) on ubuntu

As usual, the internet has an answer to everything – http://jclark.org/weblog/2005/05/24/ubuntumount/.  There was one thing I did differently to get going so I figured I’d note it here, in case I need to do it again.

In order to figure out where my disk was so that I could use parted to examine it I used fdisk -l.

root@subfocus:~# fdisk -l

... the info about my other drives, then ...

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table

So that identified the hard disk as being on /dev/sdc (this was a usb drive).

Then I used parted as he did in the article,

root@subfocus:~# parted
GNU Parted 1.7.1
Using /dev/sda
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) select /dev/sdc
Using /dev/sdc
(parted) print

Disk /dev/sdc: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: mac

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name                  Flags
1      0.51kB  32.8kB  32.3kB               Apple
3      134MB   320GB   320GB   hfs+         Apple_HFS_Untitled_1

(parted) quit

Note the select to switch to the correct hard disk.  You can then use that Number to identify which partition to mount.  I therefore needed to mount /dev/sdc3.

root@subfocus:~# mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc3 /mnt/macosx

As Mr Clark mentions, you should remember to unmount the hard disk,

root@subfocus:~# umount /dev/sdc3

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