Hugh Sierra fits on 8GB Apple Says 12GB

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by DailySlow, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. DailySlow macrumors regular

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    I made a bootable USB thumb High Sierra install disk on an 8GB drive. Apple recommends a 12GB drive. This is not with the new file system though, no solid state drives here. I have over 2GB free after writing the USB.
     
  2. EugW macrumors 603

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    Where does it say the drive has to be 12 GB? I thought 8 GB was all that was required.

    However, the final install is almost 12 GB. My clean install on my 2010 iMac is 11.3 GB.
     
  3. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    It comes from Apples official support page on making a bootable installer for macOS.
     
  4. EugW macrumors 603

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    Interesting, cuz all the online instructions from third parties say 8 GB.
     
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  6. EugW macrumors 603

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    Heh. Your post did not disappoint. :D
     
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    I was reading at Apple Support on making a boot/install USB and it was there. I really only want it to run disk utility on real boot, in case.
     

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