Xubuntu is a light variant of Ubuntu with a simple interface and Low resource usage (more like a cut-down version of Ubuntu for low end machines). The User Interface (Xfce) is clutter free and simple. But when I installed it in my Mac Mini, I was not able to access my bluetooth keyboard (instructions to setup yours) and OS X Partitions. Mounting OS X partitions in Xubuntu is easy; let's have a look at it.
Creating a Mount Point
A mount Point is the place where you can mount the Partitions. Just create a directory where you want to mount your OS X partition (I created a mount point in my Desktop).
- mkdir ~Desktop/your_drive_name_here
- sudo fdisk -l
Mounting is not a hard job in Xubuntu.
- sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda3 ~/Desktop/your_drive_name_here
Unmounting the partition
To demount the partition you need to unmount it manually.
- sudo umount your_drive_name_here
NB: If you wish to automate mounting process, you just need to edit the fstab file and your partition information there.
- sudo gedit /etc/fstab will open fstab file in gedit (use vim instead of gedit, if it is not available in your machine).
find-out the below information within the file.
/dev/sda3 _mountpoint hfsplus defaults 0 2