CentOS 6 and Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) support

By default CentOS 6 does not have support for Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) support.

HFS Plus or HFS+ is a file system developed by Apple Inc. to replace their Hierarchical File System (HFS) as the primary file system used in Macintosh computers (or other systems running Mac OS). It is also one of the formats used by the iPod digital music player. HFS Plus is also referred to as Mac OS Extended (or, erroneously, “HFS Extended”), where its predecessor, HFS, is also referred to as Mac OS Standard (or, erroneously, as “HFS Standard”)

But it’s quite easy to enable this support for this file system:

rpm --import http://elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-4.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-hfsplus


If you want to enable write support for HFS volumes, you also need to disable journaling for drive.


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  • Peter

    Hey ,

    I tried the hfsplus above on centos 6.2 but it looks like you cannot mount partitions greater than 2tb

  • Adam

    hangs on installing “yum install kmod-hfsplus”, after force quiting that it worked. centos 6.3

  • Carlos Castillo

    No package kmod-hfs-plus available.

    I already added the repository for centos 7 but I cant install it, see the image.