Mounting apple .dmg files in fedora

JD jd1008 at
Thu May 5 18:08:33 UTC 2011

On 05/05/11 10:40, James McKenzie wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 10:08 AM, JD<jd1008 at>  wrote:
>> I tried to mount an Apple .dmg file like so:
>> mount -t hfs  -o loop ximg.dmg /mnt/dmg
>> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
>>         missing codepage or helper program, or other error
>>         In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>>         dmesg
>> Well, the blogs say this should work.
>> I even tried  -t hfsplus  with the same result.
>> Am I missing a relevant package?
>> I have hfsplus-tools-332.14-11.fc13.i686
>> installed, and F14 has no higher rev update for it,
>> at least according to yum.
> Apple .dmg files are compressed High Performance File System files
> (hpfs), not hfs.  I don't know if Fedora can or even should mount them
> James McKenzie
What do you mean "should" ???
There is nothing fedora "should not" do!
If it serves our needs, then it should indeed be done.

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