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Recovering files from hfs+ drive

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#1 Gordon C

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Trying to recover some docs/pics from the HDD out of a cold & dark Apple G4. When it automounts it does so as read only which prevents the necessary step of gaining permission to view the files in some folders.


I have manually unmounted with:

sudo umount /dev/sdb9

The attempt to remount as read/write:

sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdb9 /media/temp

This succeeds in mounting the drive in the specified location but with the following message: 


mount: warning: /media/temp seems to be mounted read-only.


Am I missing something or just flogging a dead horse?


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#2 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

Have you disabled journaling? linux can only give write permissions to HFS+ drives if journalling is turned off first. I believe you must do this from the mac operating system?






Also found this post about a hack that may allow disabling journalling using ubuntu rather than osx (but I can't vouch for it, just thought it might be helpful):



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:08 PM

I believe there's a few disk recovery tools on the software center as well.

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