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TOPIC: HFS+ volume read-only, even when journaling is off

HFS+ volume read-only, even when journaling is off 2 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Hello,

I'm running OE 8.0.4 on a Wetek Core device.

I have a HFS+ volume (hard drive taken out from a Time Capsule with broken power supply and then inserted in a Fantec external case)

When I first attached the drive, it was instantly recognized, but then I realized it was read-only.

Searching the forum, I found the solution to this: turning journaling off.

It worked for a while, but I wasn't aware of the fact that the drive would not be unmounted when the device is turned off or on reboot.

So then, the drive turned read-only again, so I attached it to my Mac, made a repair with Disk Utility, turned journaling off again, but now it is still read-only.

Is there something I am missing?

Thank you for your help!
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HFS+ volume read-only, even when journaling is off 2 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Hmm, I just attached the drive to my Mac and it was journaled, although i'm 100% sure I disable journaling. I even checked with "diskutil info".
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HFS+ volume read-only, even when journaling is off 2 months 3 weeks ago #3

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UPDATE:

Looks like it's working now. Here's what I did:

1. diskutil list - note the identifier of the partition in question ... mine was disk3s3
2. diskutil unmount (your partition identifier)
3. sudo diskutil disableJournal (your partition identifier) - you might get this error "An error occurred journaling the file system: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-69860)" - but looks like it works anyway
4. diskutil mount (your partition identifier)
5. diskutil info (your partition identifier)

Under "File System Personality" it should say HFS+ now
"Name (User Visible)" should be Mac OS Extended
Last Edit: 2 months 3 weeks ago by musicadi. Reason: typo
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