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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Default HFS+ not cleanly unmounted

    Hello everybody,

    i have a USB drive (HFS+ not journaled) at my flame. Due to a crash I didn´t unmount the drive and now everything is read only
    syslog message:
    "hfs: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfsplus is recommended. mounting read-only"
    unfortunatly there is no fsck.hfsplus for the flame, and I am not sure wether trying to compile the hfs+tool (which still leaves the question of where to find a recent version) or using hpmount (which is not a good ideas - at least thats what my google researches say)

    I was hoping that connecting the disk to a mac and running the disk utility would help. But unfortunatly it didn´t

    Does anyone know a workaround to "convince" redhat to accept my hfs+ drive again or how to set the ...consitencybit - without endangering my data?

    Any help and ideas are greatly appreciated. If you´re in Munich I would invite you for a Glühwein.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Tom

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    If it's able to mount read only I would copy all of your files to another drive or location. before doing anything else.

    Once you have a safe copy I can recommend 'disks warrior' for an HFS+ files system.

    http://www.alsoft.com/Diskwarrior/index.html

    This has consistently given me good results. If it can't repair the issue it gives you the option to create a new directory - under which it will copy everything that is readable. In the past it has been able to fix all but one of my filesystems.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers,
    George

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Hi george,
    thanks for your answer. i was hoping to get the disk writeable again without copying everything first - but it seems that its not a good idea to have an hfs disk connected to a linux box. so it´s ext3 for now.
    cheers,
    tom

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    I think you can just plug the drive in to a mac and use disk utility to fix disk and that should sort it.

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