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File system support: Ubuntu vs. OS X

Apr 20, 2010, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])

"Here's how I got my new Linux Mint computer to read and write to a 1-Terabyte external hard drive formatted for Mac OS X:

"Step 1: I read this helpful message on Identi.ca;

"Step 2: I searched Synaptic for "HFS" and installed three packages (the others shown above were installed automatically).

"Total time spent: Less than 5 minutes. 100% interoperability with my Desktop OS.

"Then, just for fun, I tried the reverse — specifically to get my Mac Pro to read a disk formatted as ext3 for Linux, or even NTFS for Windows (and also Linux). Mac users will know that out of the box OS X can format and recognize HFS+ and FAT32 media only..."

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