Access a Time capsule partition with Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mabyboi, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Okay so what i've done is partitioned the 1TB hard drive that came in my time capsule, part of it is reserved for my time machine back up and part of it is acting as a wireless external hard drive.

    I just purchased a little Acer Revo PC for dirt cheap and am debating about installing Ubuntu or making it a Hackintosh computer, but i've read a lot of problems with making it hackintosh.

    Anyways, Is there a way for me to access the External hard drive partition of the time capsule using Ubuntu?

  2. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    I know there are packages for Ubuntu that support AFP (the file sharing protocol used by Time Capsule and Mac's in general.)

    You could do a web search on Ubuntu AFP Client, or Linux AFP Client.

    You might also search for "mount_afp", which is a fuse based mount utility for mounting an AFP file system.

    I'm doing the opposite, my Ubuntu server has a few TB of RAID storage, and it shares it to all of my Mac's via AFP - it also acts as the timecapsule drive for my MacBook over the air.

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