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One totally free way of doing things would be to install VirtualBox and create a virtual machine which will run your favourite Linux distro. You should be able to do this with minimal impact on disk space. I'd personally just use a common file format such as the universal FAT file system but obviously this isn't the answer you're looking for.


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There is the commercial product Paragon ExtFS for Mac with which you can format even ext4 - I use it from time to time to access ext3 external hdd and it works quite well. From their website: Full read/write access to Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 partitions under Mac® OS X Transfer rate is similar to the native Mac® OS Extended file system performance Auto-mounting ...


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My first thought would be that it is a permissions error of some kind… Either the Drive is formatted as NTFS or ExtFS etc The System doesn't have write permissions to the device itself For the first, the simplest, if not cheapest solution would be something like Paragon NTFS or ExtFS or Tuxera NTFS If it is a pure permissions/ownership issue, then for ...


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Question re-asked because of lack of input. Got some clues. Found answer related on discussion of ntfs-3g (though problem was not related to ntfs mounting). See https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/119


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First make sure your external HD is attached. Then find out what device node your HD is. In your case it's /dev/disk2. Umount it with diskutil umountDisk disk2 and wait until it disappeared from Finder. Change the owner of the device node to your user: sudo chown `whoami` /dev/disk2 Then create the vmdk: sudo VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk ...


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UPDATE: There are three partitioning schemes used by both Windows and OS X. The first is MBR, which has been around since the 1980’s. The second is GPT, which is fairly new. The third is a hybrid scheme which combines the first two. OS X’s Disk Utility application allows you to select either MBR or GPT. If MBR is selected, then you get the traditional MBR ...


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Please try install this driver: https://www.pololu.com/file/download/48014_SiLabsUSBDriverDisk.zip?file_id=0J547 I have a amateur radio which uses a similar driver (CP210x USB to UART Bridge Controller) and I had to install it too... EDIT: Actually the driver is the same for CP210x and CP2102...



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