Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Boot Camp Update to Address iMac and Mac Mini Bug

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    Apple today released a new macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Boot camp update, which is designed to address a bug that prevented the creation of a new Boot Camp partition on a iMac or Mac mini with a Fusion Drive.

    The new software can be downloaded from Apple's support document accompanying the update.

    The software update is available for iMac and Mac mini users, and won't be available to those who have other Mac machines.

    Boot Camp is designed to allow Mac users to set up a partition to run Windows, providing access to PC-only apps and content.

    Apple's Boot Camp update for macOS 10.14.5 comes about a month after the release of the macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update.

    Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Boot Camp Update to Address iMac and Mac Mini Bug
     
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    You can install windows without bootcamp.
     
  4. esatamacmodular macrumors member

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    the previous solution was to backup, wipe drive, and restore or something like that so this is a welcomed update if it works...
     
  5. busuan macrumors member

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    Change that hard drive icon. Very soon nobody would remember what it is.
     
  6. emulajavi, Jun 13, 2019
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    How about letting Boot Camp assistant install Windows on the SSD portion of the Fusion Drive?

    How about updating Boot Camp Control Panel in Windows to support ‘retina resolutions’, APFS to be able to select Boot partition or reboot to macOS?

    How about releasing a APFS Windows driver to be able to read macOS files?

    How about adding NTFS write compatibility to macOS.


    Simple thing. Apple is doing nothing to solve them.
     
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    Could someone tell me how to install the update? It doesn't seem to show up under software update for my iMac running 10.14.5, which has a fusion drive. I own the late 2015 model iMac. If I have overlooked something I apologize.
     
  8. sirghost macrumors member

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    You can go here and download the link, the line for the above article has the same link in it where it says "can be downloaded" .

    The new software can be downloaded from Apple's support document accompanying the update.
     
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    Thank you much, I have downloaded it. I did read the MacRumors post, however completely missed that link. Thanks again. Plus I just assumed as bootcamp is part of the OS, it would automatically be in software update.
     
  11. FNH15 macrumors 6502

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    You're wrong. That would require more than just a trivial amount of work on Apple's part.

    1. That would require the macOS volume suffer, performance wise.
    2. It does.
    3. One day, perhaps.Writing a driver for APFS support is a non trivial matter.
    4. This has been discussed numerous times. NTFS is Microsoft IP; Apple would have to license such a driver.
     
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    Windows 10 support yet? (It's been a while since I used Boot Camp and, then, it would only support Windows 7 - not even SP1.)
     
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    I think 10.14.6 is still in beta, it doesn't show up here under normal releases in software update.
     
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    Boot Camp has supported Win 10 for a few years now...I think since 2016. That's how long I've had it installed on my MacBook Pro through Boot Camp.
     
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    I used to use Boot Camp quite frequently, but I haven't even set it up on my last couple of Macs. For what I need Windows for, something like Parallels, VirtualBox, or even Crossover works fine and is much more convenient.

    I'd be curious to know what people use Boot Camp for nowadays. I would expect hardcore gamers to have actual (physical) Windows boxes, given that Macs aren't exactly graphics powerhouses.
     
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    You consider all that zero effort?... You've clearly never done software development.
     
  17. emulajavi macrumors regular

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    What I meant is that Apple is not doing anything to solve it.

    Obviously, effort from Apple is needed to solve it.
     
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    Right ok. Misunderstood your comment there :)
     
  19. bryanzak macrumors member

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    Simple eh?


    Guessing the reason these things aren't done is also simple: they are very low priority items and engineering resources at Apple are best used elsewhere.
     
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    I've had difficulties installing windows on my Mac Mini, but I don't have a fusion drive. Whenever you install (whether it's a HDD or SATA SSD), the partition says 40GB. If you move the slider, it'll bump down to -8GB.

    I'll try this out and see if it fixes the issue.
     
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    Is there any benifits to using BootCamp over a Virtual Machine, if the use case is desktop applications which don't use hardware acceleration? Is there much risk in having an error with BootCamp that would required a resinstall of the MacOS?
     
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    To get native speed for games, mostly (not a hardcore gamer). I also have Fusion use the Boot Camp partition so I can run Windows as a VM when I don't need the native speed. TBH, I run it as a VM way more than native anyway.
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    Driver support depends on the model Mac you have. My old 2009 mini only supported Windows 7. My new iMac (only?) supports Windows 10.
     
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    Of course I just recently deleted my Winclone image thinking this was never coming. Thanks Apple.
     
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    Is this required for a 2017 iMac with just the SSD? I run 10.14.5 and have no issues with Boot Camp. I don't want any new issues. Should I stay on 10.14.5? What is the upside for an SSD only iMac? :apple:
     
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    Nope, it wouldn't even allow me to install the update since I don't have a fusion drive. Oh well, hopefully it gets fixed in the future.
     

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