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I'm on Ubuntu MATE trying to get write access to an OSX hard drive to backup a buddy's data on his MBP that bit the dust when the battery exploded in the computer. I've seen the thread over here:

How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

That said to use this to remount:

sudo mount -t hfsplus -o remount,force,rw /dev/sdx# /mount/point

My question, is the sdx# where you tell Linux which HDD to remount? If so how do you find that number? I'm a real noobie when it comes to Linux and I'm trying to pick it up as I go, I just don't want to mess his stuff up so figured I'd better ask first.

  • Note: The HDD is still good. I can see all his files and open them in sudo, but can't copy/paste which is why I need write access to back it up.
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In a the Ubuntu terminal you can type 'sudo fdisk -l' to list drives and partitions.

  • And that drive is what goes on the sdx# portion? Does it take the place of the whole sdx# string or just the '#' character? – biggi_ Aug 15 '16 at 16:24
  • Replace sdx with the partition label. So if it's sda1 then use /dev/sda1. If it's sdb1 then use /dev/sdb1 – Superuser_do Aug 15 '16 at 16:28
  • Sounds good, thank you! I'm assuming that this will give me enough capability to recover his files off the HFS+ journaled partition? – biggi_ Aug 15 '16 at 16:29
  • Have you installed hfsprogs? – Superuser_do Aug 15 '16 at 16:34
  • Not currently, I just found the link I posted today and plan on doing this this evening when I get home. But when I install that and do the remount, I should be good correct? – biggi_ Aug 15 '16 at 16:34

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