I can't enable FileVault encryption

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by lukasamd, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. lukasamd macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I updated my MBP 2015 to High Sierra (I also used beta versions) and had a problem with twice-login screen. First login was for FileVault and used my old password, second was "right" login screen.

    I decided to turn off FileVault and encrypt disk again. Turning FileVault helped, becuase now I have only one, correct login screen. Unfortunately, I can't encrypt FileVault again because of error:

    "Authentication server failed to complete the requested operation"

    No idea what''s wrong. I don't use AD server or something similar (related to other FV issues described on forums). Don't want to make fresh install, because a lot of configuration and everything except FV works fine.



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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It sounds like as part of a clean install you used Disk Util to format the disk to APFS encrypted, then did the install? Is that correct?

    If you did, that is the problem. You want to format the just APFS (not encrypted) then install... then turn on FileVault and let it encrypt. When you turn on FileVault like this it makes some system boot process changes that are not getting done properly by you formatting encrypted first.
     
  3. lukasamd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Weaselboy No. Disk has been converted to APFS when I started use High Sierra Beta (6 or 7?). Automatically, during beta installation and without troubles. After that system said that I must set new password - so I changed password for iCloud, but FileVault still used my old password (it was reason for twice-login screen). Then I quit beta program and use stable release now with last updates. I didn't make clean install. I fixed twice-login by disabling FileVault.

    Now I have unencrypted disk (it's available without encryption password from recovery, etc.), eveything works fine, but I can't enable FileVault again.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There was another thread on here where another user @LarryJoe33 I believe, had a similar error message and he also had been on the betas. I wonder if it is something that is left over on there from the betas causing this?
     
  5. lukasamd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe.. but I don't know how "restore default settings" without fresh install. I don't want lost my apps configurations.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Here is a post in the other thread I was thinking of that links to a solution.
     
  7. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    Thanks for looking out me. I will try the solution once I understand exactly what it was. Changing iCloud PW or figure out some underlying user with Admin privileges I am unaware of using terminal. It's unclear to me after a quick look whether he changed his iCloud PW and it fixed or the latter?

    Off to Bruno Mars, gf would shoot me if I start ***** with my machine right now, although I would be lying if I said I didn't want to solve it and start the encryption process.
     

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