I got a Mac Mini
11-27-2017, 03:08 AM,
Post: #48
RE: I got a Mac Mini
Wanna see something pathetic:

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That's what happens when you boot High Sierra from a MicroSD card. Not recommended.

Anyway, I got the OS installed on a said SD card, then reconstructed the RAID stripe. Took some fiddling; High Sierra disk Utility only creates HFS+ RAIDs, but luckily, there's still the Terminal.

Next step was to clone the system drive to the RAID. Disk Utility refuses to clone the active system volume. Command line cloning (asr) seems to have been gimped in High Sierra. So, boot into System Recovery and clone the SD to the RAID, right? Wrong. Apparently, Apple are so vehemently against installing High Sierra on a RAID, that they actively hide RAID sets from the System Recovery version of Disk Utility. So, destroy the RAID, create a HFS+ RAID in DU, manually mount it, repartition the thing to APFS, then, finally it'll let me clone the SD to the RAID. That didn't take long.

And wouldn't boot.

So I gave up. I figure there's reasons Apple go to such lengths to bar one from installing High Sierra on a RAID, and the experience with booting from the SD was so unenjoyable, I am seriously dreading having to do that every time I need to install a security update, and to be left gambling whether or not the thing will start from the RAID after each update. I'm just disappoint that I didn't get to do a disk speed test on the RAID, that would've been fun. Oh well.


Messages In This Thread
I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-06-2017, 08:12 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by agedgruel - 08-07-2017, 02:19 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by FuturDreamz - 08-07-2017, 02:25 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by agedgruel - 08-07-2017, 10:28 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-07-2017, 03:29 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by roo - 08-07-2017, 05:38 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 08-07-2017, 05:54 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-07-2017, 06:49 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-08-2017, 01:42 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 08-08-2017, 02:10 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-08-2017, 03:11 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 08-08-2017, 05:04 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 08-08-2017, 03:51 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-08-2017, 03:55 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-09-2017, 04:09 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 08-09-2017, 06:29 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 08-09-2017, 11:41 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-09-2017, 03:56 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 08-09-2017, 11:37 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-09-2017, 03:58 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-09-2017, 06:08 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by roo - 08-09-2017, 08:59 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-09-2017, 09:21 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-10-2017, 03:54 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-10-2017, 04:05 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-13-2017, 06:30 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 08-14-2017, 05:56 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 08-14-2017, 06:01 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-20-2017, 10:19 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-21-2017, 05:25 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by FuturDreamz - 11-21-2017, 05:45 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 11-21-2017, 09:57 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by FuturDreamz - 11-21-2017, 02:09 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 11-22-2017, 01:16 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-21-2017, 04:03 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 02:58 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Jehannum - 11-22-2017, 08:08 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 03:00 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 11-22-2017, 04:54 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 07:54 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 11-22-2017, 09:55 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by FuturDreamz - 11-22-2017, 10:11 AM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 03:08 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 03:11 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Gippy - 11-22-2017, 06:07 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-22-2017, 07:47 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-26-2017, 08:26 PM
RE: I got a Mac Mini - by Alien - 11-27-2017, 03:08 AM

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