High Sierra Public Beta 2 No APFS option on install

Whiskey27

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2016
13
3
Hi All,
I installed High Sierra Public Beta 2 but was not given the option to convert existing file system to APFS. Everything is running to my satisfaction but curious to know why no box to check for APFS conversion. Thanks,

Whiskey27

5K iMac 27in. Late 2105
3.3 GHz Intel i5
AMD R9 M395/16 GB DDR3 RAM
2 TB Fusion Drive
 

trumpetmercenary

macrumors member
Jul 24, 2017
59
13
Hi All,
I installed High Sierra Public Beta 2 but was not given the option to convert existing file system to APFS. Everything is running to my satisfaction but curious to know why no box to check for APFS conversion. Thanks,

Whiskey27

5K iMac 27in. Late 2105
3.3 GHz Intel i5
AMD R9 M395/16 GB DDR3 RAM
2 TB Fusion Drive
Are you able to do it by booting into recovery mode and using disk utility?
 

quadt89

macrumors newbie
Jun 6, 2017
29
3
Hannover, Germany
Hi, I want to upgrade from 10.12.6 with the 10.13 DP4 version, but here it is the same, no ticking box for convert to apfs. Is there anything wrong?
 

trumpetmercenary

macrumors member
Jul 24, 2017
59
13
Hi, I want to upgrade from 10.12.6 with the 10.13 DP4 version, but here it is the same, no ticking box for convert to apfs. Is there anything wrong?
It doesn't seem to be available on some standard HDD's (non-SSD). Try rebooting into recovery mode and using disk utility to convert to APFS.
 

quadt89

macrumors newbie
Jun 6, 2017
29
3
Hannover, Germany
I use the fusion drive 1TB version in my iMac, on the first DP1 I could choose if I want to upgrade and convert or not. But there was a problem that let my mac freezes everytime on standby. so back to 10.12, now I want to try again if DP4 works, but if i have to write to afps in recovery mode, I wait :) thank you
 

Whiskey27

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2016
13
3
Are you able to do it by booting into recovery mode and using disk utility?
Tried it, doesn't give me the option, as the OP mention, the first Beta allowed me to convert, which I did. Later I went back to Sierra. After Beta 2 was released I decided to use High Sierra as my daily driver in which I have done so without the APFS. It's fine, I'll just wait, maybe Beta 3 will allow the APFS conversion. Thanks
 

LarryJoe33

macrumors 68000
Jul 17, 2017
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604
Boston
Tried it, doesn't give me the option, as the OP mention, the first Beta allowed me to convert, which I did. Later I went back to Sierra. After Beta 2 was released I decided to use High Sierra as my daily driver in which I have done so without the APFS. It's fine, I'll just wait, maybe Beta 3 will allow the APFS conversion. Thanks
Just make sure you un mount the drive. It won’t be an option unless you do.
 

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