Enabling FileVault on High Sierra. Should Mac boot?

micqo

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In High Sierra, when enabling FileVault and choosing “Allow my iCloud account to unlock my disk”. Should Mac restarting or not? My Apple history, I always have used “create a recovery key...”.
option, and Mac has ALWAYS restart before it start running FileVault.

I just thinking that is this install process different when ICloud recovery key is choosed and/or in High Sierra?
 

micqo

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Anyone? Would be very important to know has things changes. I do not see anything “restart” -option. FileVault just start secure process without restarting.
 

micqo

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I tryid both option to enable FileVault, same result - no restart. So obviously this belongs to High Sierra securing starts without booting? Or is this a bug? Could someone confirm, pls!
 

dsemf

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Speculation follows: If your machine uses a SSD boot drive and the 10.13 install converted it to APFS, then you probably will not need a reboot to enable FileVault.

Prior to 10.13, a reboot was required because the main partition had to be converted to Core Storage. Core Storage was used to support FileVault for HFS+ disks.

DS
 

micqo

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Speculation follows: If your machine uses a SSD boot drive and the 10.13 install converted it to APFS, then you probably will not need a reboot to enable FileVault.

Prior to 10.13, a reboot was required because the main partition had to be converted to Core Storage. Core Storage was used to support FileVault for HFS+ disks.

DS

Thanks for the answer :)

YEP! I also think that this is a part of the High Sierra features, and reboot is not required. Harmfully, I have that odd bug (I have topic here from this) which teasing me.