kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 16 04:00:47 UTC 2018
I have a7.7 GB USB drive. It has a 4.3 GB partition formatted FAT
(32-bit version). With the remainder free space, reportedly 3.5 GB.
I was hoping to format the latter with a different filesystem type. Such
as HFS plus (HFS+) for use with an old Mac. That runs OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger).
Under Ubuntu, I have been using Disks: "gnome-disk-utility 220.127.116.11
UDisks 2.1.7 (built against 2.1.7)". In which I select the USB drive,
followed by the Free Space volume. Then I click `+' (Create partition in
unallocated space). In the Create Partition window, I choose from the
Type menu, "Custom (enter filesystem type)". But in the Filesystem
field, I have been unable to guess any entry-text that works!
The default shown is "btrfs". But leaving that in, clicking
"Create"--yields "Error formatting partition: Error creating file
system: Error spawning command-line `mkfs.btrfs -L "Btrfs" "/dev/sdf2"':
Failed to execute child process "mkfs.btrfs" (No such file or directory)
(g-exec-error-quark, 8) (udisks-error-quark, 0)".
Whereas entering in the Filesystem field "hfsplus"--yields "Error
formatting partition: Creation of file system type hfsplus is not
supported (udisks-error-quark, 11)".
And entering in the Filesystem field anything else (say "HFS
plus")--crashes Disks! Leaving "Partition 2: 3.4 GB Unknown", with
Partition Type "Linux Filesystem", and Contents "Unknown".
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