Mac Pro EFI Update Failing


Transeau

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Jan 18, 2005
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Are you RAID 0 for you boot drive?
If so, you will need to boot from a normal single drive.
The EFI update utility can not access the filesystem of a RAID 0 drive.
 

Abulia

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Jun 22, 2004
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Seriously? So we have to keep a spare "just in case" SATA drive with OS X and plug it in for the purpose of EFI updates? That seems...silly. :confused:
 

cuestakid

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Jun 14, 2006
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it didnt workt the first time but i did it the second time and it worked fine

just follow the diections that apple gives in the update
 

Altimeter88

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Yeah, basically if you are running RAID be prepared to keep a spare drive on hand or go buy a new drive and install OSX on it to install firmware updates because we mac people like to "Think Different". :eek:

Just another reason why Apple needs to enable the RAID 5 feature built into the motherboards southbridge, so that we don't have this problem in the future!

You can read my rant about the RAID issue here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=231822,
 

THX1139

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I don't see what the big deal is. Why don't you just boot from an external firewire drive and install the update from there? What, you don't have a Firewire drive?! You can afford a $3K++ machine, but not a cheap firewire drive? I have an old 80gig external that I use for backup. I sometimes boot from it when I want to run system checks. Another option is to buy a cheap OEM drive and keep it as backup only. Swapping it out should only take a minute or so. Again, what's the big deal? :cool:
 

Origin

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Aug 11, 2006
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In fact, if you closely read some technical notes about Mac OS X and booting ... you'll see that OFFICIALY, Apple DOES NOT support Mac OS X boot on RAID setup ... It's works like a charm, BUT, it's not supported. So we can not blame Apple for this situation ;)
 

sejanus

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May 3, 2005
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hey,

i couldn't get my macpro to successfully update until I disconnected all firewire and usb devices
 

Abulia

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THX1139 said:
I don't see what the big deal is. Why don't you just boot from an external firewire drive and install the update from there? What, you don't have a Firewire drive?! You can afford a $3K++ machine, but not a cheap firewire drive? I have an old 80gig external that I use for backup. I sometimes boot from it when I want to run system checks. Another option is to buy a cheap OEM drive and keep it as backup only. Swapping it out should only take a minute or so. Again, what's the big deal? :cool:
The "whoosh"-ing sound you hear is the point of this thread going totally over your head.