Installation problems when HFS partition exists

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Installation problems when HFS partition exists

Post by cuchulain » 2014/10/16 17:32:30

Hi all,

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8.1 and a HFS partition
I was trying to install CentOS from the CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso but the install fails with a missing "hfsplus_tools" error soon after starting

I see from this post viewtopic.php?f=47&t=48444&hilit=hfs+partition that the OP believes that HFS partitions aren't supported.

My question is should I remove the HFS partition [and reinstall later] or will installing from CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Everything.iso have the missing hfsplus_tools to allow installation to proceed

Many thanks

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Re: Installation problems when HFS partition exists

Post by TrevorH » 2014/10/17 08:11:12

CentOS doesn't supply hfsplus-tools at all. There is a package by that name in a third party repo called nux-dextop but the fact that the hfsplus-tools is a requirement from the installer is a bug as the package doesn't exist in CentOS repos.
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Re: Installation problems when HFS partition exists

Post by avij » 2014/10/17 09:49:48

The information presented in may help as a workaround.

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