linux and the Mac

linux and the Mac

Post by Shore Linux Solution » Tue, 29 May 2001 12:01:00



I am running rh linux 7.1 I have a zip disk that a friend of mine put
some
graphic files on for me.  However the zip disk was done on a zip disk
machine.  What I would like to do is mount the disc on the linux box and

transfer the files to the box.  However each time I attempt to mount
the file system it is telling me that it is an incorrect type.

The following command is the exact command I am entering (mount -t hfs
/dev/hdc /mnt/zip100.0)  I have no problems seeing windows formatted zip

disc but I cannot get this mac zip disc mounted at all.  I have even
looked in /proc/filesystems and I don't see hfs listed.  However when I
looked at the man page for mount and hfs is a valid type for the -t
argument.

Can you please direct me to anyway that I can properly view the contents

of a mac formatted disc?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

AJ

 
 
 

linux and the Mac

Post by Christian Capit » Tue, 29 May 2001 14:05:12


Hi there!

on Monday 28 May 2001 05:01, Shore Linux Solutions quoth:

Quote:> graphic files on for me.  However the zip disk was done on a zip disk
> machine.  What I would like to do is mount the disc on the linux box and

What's a zip disk machine??

Quote:> disc but I cannot get this mac zip disc mounted at all.  I have even
> looked in /proc/filesystems and I don't see hfs listed.  However when I
> looked at the man page for mount and hfs is a valid type for the -t
> argument.

So, I gather you can read Windows zips, which means the only other thing
you have to do is add HFS support in your kernel.
You can activate it as a module in the area "Filesystem Support"

There are a lot of good HOWTOs and guides in the net explaining what you
need to do in order to recompile your kernel.

Christian Capito

 
 
 

linux and the Mac

Post by Corne Beers » Tue, 29 May 2001 17:33:53



> I am running rh linux 7.1 I have a zip disk that a friend of mine put
> some
> graphic files on for me.  However the zip disk was done on a zip disk
> machine.  What I would like to do is mount the disc on the linux box and

> transfer the files to the box.  However each time I attempt to mount
> the file system it is telling me that it is an incorrect type.

> The following command is the exact command I am entering (mount -t hfs
> /dev/hdc /mnt/zip100.0)  I have no problems seeing windows formatted zip

I recal by head that M$-Win machines put the filesystem on the 3rd
partition of the zipdisk, definitely not in the first partition. I don't
know about a mac but I'd expect the same.

My external (parallel port) zip disk was at /dev/sda and the filesystem
was in /dev/sda2. If you have an IDE zipdisk, try to mount /dev/hdc0
trough /dev/hdc7.

Quote:

> disc but I cannot get this mac zip disc mounted at all.  I have even
> looked in /proc/filesystems and I don't see hfs listed.  However when I
> looked at the man page for mount and hfs is a valid type for the -t
> argument.

> Can you please direct me to anyway that I can properly view the contents
> of a mac formatted disc?

Have the mount find out the used filesystem, ommit the -t option.

CB

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linux and the Mac

Post by Rod Smi » Tue, 29 May 2001 23:42:56





>> The following command is the exact command I am entering (mount -t hfs
>> /dev/hdc /mnt/zip100.0)  I have no problems seeing windows formatted zip

> I recal by head that M$-Win machines put the filesystem on the 3rd
> partition of the zipdisk, definitely not in the first partition. I don't
> know about a mac but I'd expect the same.

Iomega uses partition 4 for FAT Zip disks (e.g., /dev/sda4, /dev/hdc4,
etc.). This is true for HFS Zip disks as well, but the Linux HFS driver
is smart enough to handle this case, so you can just specify the overall
SCSI or Zip device file (/dev/sda, /dev/hdc, etc.) without a partition
number. *IF* the kernel has support for Mac-style partition tables, you
can include the partition number if you want, but that's *NOT* required,
and it won't work if you don't have Mac partition table support.

--

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Author of books on Linux & multi-OS configuration

 
 
 

linux and the Mac

Post by Rod Smi » Tue, 29 May 2001 23:46:14


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Quote:

> I am running rh linux 7.1 I have a zip disk that a friend of mine put
> some
> graphic files on for me.  However the zip disk was done on a zip disk
> machine.  What I would like to do is mount the disc on the linux box and

You've multi-posted this message to at least two groups. I replied in
another group. In the future, please restrict yourself to as few groups
as possible, and if you MUST post to more than one, please do it by
cross-posting (listing all the newsgroups on one "Newsgroups" line,
separated by commas) rather than multi-posting (posting separately to
each group). Multi-posting wastes bandwidth and is more likely to waste
others' time, as they make substantially similar replies that they might
not take the time to make if they'd seen others' replies. Thanks.

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linux and the Mac

Post by SammyTheSna » Wed, 30 May 2001 22:55:34



>Hi there!

>on Monday 28 May 2001 05:01, Shore Linux Solutions quoth:

>> graphic files on for me.  However the zip disk was done on a zip disk
>> machine.  What I would like to do is mount the disc on the linux box and

>What's a zip disk machine??

>> disc but I cannot get this mac zip disc mounted at all.  I have even
>> looked in /proc/filesystems and I don't see hfs listed.  However when I
>> looked at the man page for mount and hfs is a valid type for the -t
>> argument.

>So, I gather you can read Windows zips, which means the only other thing
>you have to do is add HFS support in your kernel.
>You can activate it as a module in the area "Filesystem Support"

are you sure the filesystem is actually hfs?

try cat /dev/hdc | file -
and see what it tells you...
try the same with /dev/hdc1 through to /dev/hdc7 or whatever...

Cheers & God bless
SammyTheSnake
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