[clug] udisks

rodney peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 16 04:35:28 UTC 2018

On 16/03/18 15:00, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
> 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". 

Perhaps try Gparted, that is widely used in the Gnome world and totally 
menu-driven, so that you would not need to guess filesystems.


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