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How to share TrueCrypted drive for OSX and Linux with write perms
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 21, '11 12:59:21PM

Are you sure that Linux cannot write to journaled HFS+ drives? It seems from my experience that for every other user but root, they do mount as read only, but if you mount the drive as root, you get full read/write permissions. Alternately, if the disk is always going to be there, load up its mountpoint in the fstab, and it will be mounted by the system at boot, and available as r/w to everyone.

This is based on my recollection of using Linux to recover some files off of HFS+ disks a while back. I am *pretty sure* they were journaled, but maybe I'm remembering wrong. Anyone else have any experience with HFS+ and Linux? HFS+ is definitely not my filesystem of choice if I am going to be using a disk amongst many different platforms.



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How to share TrueCrypted drive for OSX and Linux with write perms
Authored by: sean.peters on Jan 22, '11 02:08:37PM

I also seem to remember being able to mount up and read/write to journaled HFS+ drives from linux... but I can't remember what was required other than that it wasn't especially straightforward. Not too helpful, I know.

WRT filesystems for sharing: the general state of affairs here is pretty crappy. Windows essentially can't mount up anything but NTFS or FAT32, and Mac is only a little better. Linux is the gold standard here, being able to mount up practically anything. I like both ext3 and HFS+ as filesystems, but if the goal is interoperability between different operating systems, you almost have to hold your nose and go with NTFS, because Windows can't read anything else.



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