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Macbook Pro won't detect linux partitioned external HD.  HELP!

3879 Views 35 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 3:47 PM by g_wolfman RSS
  • g_wolfman Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    OK, here's my last suggestion...after this I'm just out of ideas, because I can get it to work...so I'm not sure what else to troubleshoot.

     

    /Volumes is really supposed to be used by the OS for mounting auto-detected volumes...so let's not use it.  Instead of creating a folder under /Volumes to use as the mountpoint, put it right in your home folder.  Use X360IOS again if you like, or maybe call it something simple like "linuxmnt" (maybe there will be other Linux disks in your future...).

     

    Then the command to mount would be:

     

    sudo fuse-ext2 -o force /dev/<your disk identifier> ~/X360IOS

     

    It will still appear on your Desktop if it mounts successfully.

  • g_wolfman Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    Maybe at this point try (in order):

     

    1.  Reinstalling OSXFuse;

    2.  Reinstalling Fuse-ext2; and

    3.  Trying the steps for mounting the drive again.

     

    I know you've been trying many things (and in many different orders).  So try resetting everything to as close to a clean slate as you can.  But I really don't have any new suggestions.  I have OSXFuse, I've installed Fuse-ext2 and the steps I outlined work...so you should be able to get it to work for you.

  • g_wolfman Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    That one I can't advise you about...I don't use Snow Leopard anymore, nor do I multi-partition my boot drive.

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