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[vox-tech] Formatting a disk for Macintosh using Linux
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[vox-tech] Formatting a disk for Macintosh using Linux

I've been asked to move data from an old external hard drive to a new
one, and to make the new one compatible with the Macintosh. (The old
drive's USB connection has died, and I'm connecting to old the drive using
a PC card that provieds an eSATA to the drive. The recipient's 
Macintosh doesn't have a PC card slot, so she can't access the old
drive anymore. Hence, the new drive.)

Naturally, I'm doing this data transfer using Linux. I've discovered
that I can format the drive as HFS+ using mkfs.hfsplus from the
hfsprogs package. But I need to know: do I need to do anything special
with the partition table? Is there a special Macintosh partition table
format that I need to format this disk to? If so, what tools can I use
to get the right format for the partition table?


Chanoch (Ken) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
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