[clug] udisks

Bryan Kilgallin 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
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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