Mac Pro 2013 wont boot from recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iMactouch, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. iMactouch macrumors newbie

    iMactouch

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Location:
    Wunstorf, Germany
    #1
    Hi!

    I installed the Mac Pro 2013 from a High Sierra USB stick on a completely empty internal SSD.

    If I boot with pressed ALT-key only my normal startpartition is viewable.

    When I look with diskutil to the drive, I see this:

    Code:
    $ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *251.0 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         250.8 GB   disk0s2
    
    /dev/disk1 (synthesized):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +250.8 GB   disk1
                                     Physical Store disk0s2
       1:                APFS Volume Eimer                   47.2 GB    disk1s1
       2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 21.4 MB    disk1s2
       3:                APFS Volume Recovery                509.8 MB   disk1s3
       4:                APFS Volume VM                      3.2 GB     disk1s4
    I also can mount the recovery-Partition. Inside is a folder with an UUID with this inside:

    Code:
    $ ls -al
    total 1040680
    drwxr-xr-x  11 root  wheel        352 24 Mär 15:00 .
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel         96 24 Mär 15:00 ..
    drwxr-xr-x   5 root  wheel        160 24 Mär 15:00 .diagnostics
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       1948 24 Mär 14:58 BaseSystem.chunklist
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel  480934734 24 Mär 14:58 BaseSystem.dmg
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       5042 18 Jan 06:09 PlatformSupport.plist
    -r--r--r--   1 root  wheel        480 19 Jan 07:41 SystemVersion.plist
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel     571960 24 Mär 15:00 boot.efi
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel        397 24 Mär 15:00 com.apple.Boot.plist
    -rw-r--r--   2 root  wheel   25647926 11 Jan 05:34 immutablekernel
    -rw-r--r--   2 root  wheel   25647926 11 Jan 05:34 prelinkedkernel
    I have a Mac mini 2012 where I did the same installation from an USB stick. If I boot it with pressed ALT-key I can choose the recovery partition. There I have the following in diskutil:

    Code:
    diskutil list
    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *750.2 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk2         749.9 GB   disk0s2
    
    /dev/disk2 (synthesized):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +749.9 GB   disk2
                                     Physical Store disk0s2
       1:                APFS Volume Nepomuk                 566.1 GB   disk2s1
       2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 19.7 MB    disk2s2
       3:                APFS Volume Recovery                517.8 MB   disk2s3
       4:                APFS Volume VM                      20.5 KB    disk2s4
    The recovery partition has these files:

    Code:
    ls -al
    total 1063120
    drwxr-xr-x  13 root  wheel        416  2 Apr 11:53 .
    drwxr-xr-x   4 root  wheel        128  5 Mär 04:03 ..
    drwxr-xr-x   5 root  wheel        160  1 Apr 21:06 .diagnostics
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       1984 28 Mär 05:28 BaseSystem.chunklist
    -rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel  485202034 28 Mär 04:46 BaseSystem.dmg
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       5082 28 Mär 01:50 PlatformSupport.plist
    -r--r--r--   1 root  wheel        481 28 Mär 03:36 SystemVersion.plist
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel     576056  1 Apr 21:15 boot.efi
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       2738 28 Mär 04:43 boot.efi.j137ap.im4m
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel        397  1 Apr 21:15 com.apple.Boot.plist
    -rw-r--r--   2 root  wheel   29250897 22 Mär 07:21 immutablekernel
    -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel       2738 28 Mär 04:43 immutablekernel.j137ap.im4m
    -rw-r--r--   2 root  wheel   29250897 22 Mär 07:21 prelinkedkernel
    Has anyone an idea why the Mac Pro doesn't show me his recovery partition?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #2
    Simple hold Command + R during bootto enter recovey partiton is way faster and easier.

    Different firmware, different recovery partiton version etc may have different effect in boot manager.
     
  3. iMactouch thread starter macrumors newbie

    iMactouch

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Location:
    Wunstorf, Germany
    #3
    If I am booting with Command+R the Mac starts the Internet Recovery, not the local one (the globe is shown).

    But in the meantime I found the solution to the problem. I only have to reinstall the Combo 10.13.4 Update. Now he boots from the local Recovery partition when I press Command-R. :)
     

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