[nycbug-talk] HFS+ in FreeBSD

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Thu Jan 25 23:48:31 EST 2007

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, David Lawson wrote:

> USB/FW drive with a SATA connector.  Shouldn't run more than $20-30 on 
> NewEgg, might be able to find one local too if you're the impatient type (as 
> I am, for example).  That'd probably be simplest, honestly, plus it has the 
> added advantage of letting you do snapshot backups down the road if you want.

I almost bought one recently, but they are insanely pricey at NewEgg if 
you want Firewire+SATA.

Now I do have a spare drive, a spare enclosure...  I wonder what would 
happen if I dd'd from the Mac drive to another?  I would assume that would 
copy the partition table and everything...  and then I could plug that 
copy of the sata drive into the MBP...  Hmmm.

I see there (was?) HFS support for 5.x, but I think the patches are way 
too old to work against 6.2.  Oddly enough there is geom_apple to read the 
partition table, but I'm not finding any support for actually mounting.  I 
only need read-only.



> --Dave
> On Jan 25, 2007, at 11:34 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Long story, but I've recently had both my iBook and my G5 tower die.
>> No biggie for the most part since the iBook was not expected to live much
>> longer so I got a deal ($1300) on a CoreDuo MacBook Pro.
>> However I'm now looking at an SATA disk with an Apple partition table and
>> an HFS+ FS on it.  I have no functioning Apple gear with an SATA port.  I
>> have one 1U server (temporarily) running FreeBSD 6.2 with SATA ports.
>> I want to pull a few files (like my accounting system stuff with the last
>> few weeks of billing) off the drive...
>> Any quickie ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Charles
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