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I have RAID 5 self-powered external array in here, and I can't mount it.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsblk
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda           8:0    0 36.4T  0 disk
├─sda1        8:1    0  200M  0 part
└─sda2        8:2    0 36.4T  0 part
mmcblk0     179:0    0 59.5G  0 disk
├─mmcblk0p1 179:1    0 41.8M  0 part /boot
└─mmcblk0p2 179:2    0 59.4G  0 part /

FS is HFS+, so I've installed hfstools and tried this:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda2 /media/vault
mount: mount /dev/sda2 on /media/vault failed: File too large
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You are trying to mount 36.4 terrabyte. Wikipedia says to mounting HFS+ partitions on Linux:

In 2009, these drivers were diagnosed to be corrupting HFS+ drives with a capacity greater than 2 TB.[19] Consequently, Linux distributions such as Debian and Ubuntu also stopped allowing mounting of HFS+ drives or partitions greater than 2 TB. As of February 2011, work is in progress to lift this restriction. [21]

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  • What a sad life, so there's totally no way to use HFS+ in Linux..? – holms Apr 12 '18 at 18:09
  • @holms Don't know, I use debian with its default file system ext4. But it seems there is some hope for HFS+. I have updated my answer. Quote: "As of February 2011, work is in progress to lift this restriction." Follow note [21] – Ingo Apr 12 '18 at 22:18
  • Okay there's seems to be Paragon ntfs/hfs+ for linux 9 product working just fine. Software costs 25£ and fine with paying this amount, as I'll be using this raid array a lot under under mac too not just for rpi – holms Apr 15 '18 at 0:15

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