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Is it possible to disable hfsplus journaling for hfsplus partitions in systems other than using OSX's diskutil?

My goal is to mount that partition writeable under ubuntu..

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If I understand correctly, you want to have a partition which is readable and writeable by Ubuntu and OS X, preferably an HFS+ partition. Do you care which OS creates it, or did you specifically want to avoid creating it with OS X? –  Clinton Blackmore Jun 13 '09 at 15:34
I'm trying to access an existing hfs+ partition –  user9418 Jun 13 '09 at 18:18
but it was created by mac os x –  user9418 Jun 13 '09 at 18:19

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It seems the only 100% reliable way is to disable journalling in OSX, hfsplus-tools doesn't have the ability to disable it without reformatting.

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Have you tried:

mount -t hfsplus <device path here>

Ripped off from: LQ.org <- Thread might help you a bit more.

And here's an HFS+ driver you could try. Looks like it's read only.

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OP asked for writeable, HFS+ with Journaling is read-only at the moment. –  Andrew Williams Jun 13 '09 at 22:22

It seams to be that there are tools only in Windows 7 to write into both ext2-3-4 and hfs+, while Linux can write into tfs, read hfs+, mac os x can read ext2-3-4, ntfs but cannot write into them.

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This utility works great from Windows 7 64 bit to write into ext2-3-4 Ext2Fsd-0.50.exe while MacDrive_7.0.1 with updates such as [all together] MacDrive_7.1.0 and MacDrive_7.2.2 and MacDrive_7.2.4 and MacDrive_7.2.5 work great from windows 7 64 bit to write into HFS+ journaled even case sensitive volumes. Thus a option to have the third OS on your machine.

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This seems more like a comment on how to avoid ubuntu as opposed to pointing to technical details how to enable writing to HFS+J volumes. –  bmike Dec 4 '12 at 17:45

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