High Sierra Public Beta 2 No APFS option on install

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Whiskey27, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Whiskey27 macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. trumpetmercenary macrumors newbie

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    Are you able to do it by booting into recovery mode and using disk utility?
     
  3. quadt89 macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  4. trumpetmercenary macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  5. quadt89 macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  6. Whiskey27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  7. LarryJoe33 macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure you un mount the drive. It won’t be an option unless you do.
     

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