|May 7, 2012, 11:37 AM||#1|
OSX Lion: afsctool makes partition unbootable
I downloaded the latest afsctool and then used it to compress one of my Lion installation partitions.
/Volumes/HGST-2.5-7200-PART2/: Number of HFS+ compressed files: 282978 Total number of files: 302274 Total number of folders: 76309 Total number of items (number of files + number of folders): 378583 Folder size (uncompressed; reported size by Mac OS 10.6+ Finder): 13808049564 bytes / 14.6 GB (gigabytes) / 13.6 GiB (gibibytes) Folder size (compressed - decmpfs xattr; reported size by Mac OS 10.0-10.5 Finder): 8720691978 bytes / 8.98 GB (gigabytes) / 8.37 GiB (gibibytes) Folder size (compressed): 8910985079 bytes / 9.17 GB (gigabytes) / 8.54 GiB (gibibytes) Compression savings: 35.5% Approximate total folder size (files + file overhead + folder overhead): 9355235942 bytes / 9.36 GB (gigabytes) / 8.71 GiB (gibibytes)
It now showed up in the list of bootable partitions as EFI Boot instead of its regular name.
So I decompressed the partition using afsctool and it again become bootable and its regular name showed up in the list of bootable partitions.
So then I just tried compressing the System/ directory and once again the partition became unbootable.
So apparently there is something that should not be compressed under System/ directory when using afsctool.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to successfully compress an entire partition that will remain bootable using afsctool?
Last edited by greno; May 7, 2012 at 12:02 PM.
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