[RndTbl] Quick question about formatting a Mac partition under Linux

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Sep 23 10:38:54 CDT 2005

Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
>  How?
>  I'm able to do Linux and M$ partitions successfully on my PC with Fedora 2. I 
> want to see how to do it so I can write an article on it. I'll admit to only 
> a one hour google search today (I was so happy to get ANYTHING working I had 
> to test it as soon as I could). I found a lot of pages referring to Linux on 
> the Mac and a bunch of pages saying they were out of date with the 2.4 
> kernel. I *should* be able to test the Mac/HFS partition this weekend.
>  The odd thing is if I had the USB card for my Apple// I could format it 
> there... Unfortunately I've already blown a bunch of money on the new 
> harddrive (on sale at Itech) and USB box.
>     Later
>     Mike

What I could glean from a quick couple Google searches was that you need 
to get and build the diskdev_cmds package from Darwin, using a patch to 
make it compile on Linux (there seems to be some of these floating 
around on the web).  Then you use the newfs or newfs_hfs program from 
that package.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3J7  (Canada)

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