Read Mac formatted disks

How do I get Linux to read the files on a floppy or ZIP formatted disk?  Sometimes my clients send me computer artwork files in JPEG, Encapsulated Post Script or Bitmap formats.  Im looking for a way to read their Mac formatted disks, open the files with a graphics editor like GIMP or Killustrator.  Can this be done.  Please advise.
Thank you for your help!
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GregCAuthor Commented:
rbr, Thanks for the link, but I need some more help.
The documentation said that the 2.2 and 2.3 kernel have HFS file system support built in.  My kernel is 2.2.9-19mdk.  How do I access the disk?
My zip drive is hdd1
/mnt/hdd1/ -hfs?  will this work?  Do I have to load a module first?  If so, how do I do it?
Greg --
You need to have the HFS module installed....if not you'll need to recompile to include it. :\
To install the module type:

"insmod hfs"

Make sure you have a directory to mount it to:

mkdir /mnt/zip

Now try to mount the disk:

"mount -t hfs /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip"

I think that's right if it's a zip disk (/dev/hdX4)


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GregCAuthor Commented:
Thanks "flats",
It worked!
The only glitch was that I got an error that said "wrong file system, aren't you trying to mount an extended partition?"  So I retyped the mount command:
"mount -t hfs /dev/hdd /mnt/zip" (I was going to specify the partition info later).
When I navigated to the /mnt/zip directory, there were my files!  
Again, Thanks very much.
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