mac osx disklabels

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Mon Jun 20 16:14:53 GMT 2005

On Jun 20, 2005, at 07:59, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:

> On Jun 20, 2005, at 8:12 AM, Bob Bomar wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> pallen at wrote:
>> | I went to mount a UFS filesystem on an OSX prepared drive and  
>> discovered
>> | that apparantly FreeBSD can't read mac disklabels?  Is this true  
>> or am I
>> | missing something?
>> |
>> OS X Uses HFS+ which FreeBSD can not read.  Its an Apple format.
>> There were some tools in ports to read HFS fs's, but not HFS+.
> OS X also supports a form of UFS btw

If the drive was formatted using Disk Utility there is a very hidden  
option for "Apple Partitioning Scheme" or "PC Partitioning Scheme".   
The Apple Partitioning Scheme is the default.  The only documentation  
I could find on those options is a note that if you want to be able  
to mount the drive on a PC you must use the PC Partitioning Scheme.   
I suspect that the Apple Partitioning Scheme uses a different format  
for the partition map which may not be handled by anything else.

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