Mac will not boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Antanast, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Antanast macrumors newbie

    Antanast

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    #1
    Hi everyone.



    Instead of shutting down normally I kept the power button pressed and forced a shutdown. After that my mcb wont boot.




    It was an apfs drive and was in the process of encrypting. I am on High Sierra.




    I tried recovery and all sorts of things but nothing.




    I booted with recovery usb and in terminal I see my drives but for for some reason they became virtual drives (disk1s1 disk1s2 disk1s3 disk1s4). The computer is trying to boot from disk0 which there is nothing there.



    Is there a way I could move those virtual drives as my disk0? The capacity is correct of all those virtual drives which means nothing was deleted.



    Please help! 15002810705081696483236.jpg
     
  2. ferko86 macrumors newbie

    ferko86

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Location:
    Sweden
    #2
    What happens if you try to replace with a new HDD on your MBP ? install osx on your new hdd and then try to resume the encryption ? . that's what i would've tried.
     
  3. Antanast thread starter macrumors newbie

    Antanast

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    #3
    Would an external hdd work?
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #4
    My opinion only:

    If you get it running again, DON'T use APFS.
    It's too unstable at the moment.
    Re-initalize and restore the drive as HFS+.
    Things are going to go a lot smoother that way.
     
  5. Antanast thread starter macrumors newbie

    Antanast

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    #5
    Well I don't know how to get it running. I booted from an external HDD, and installed the OS X there but apart from those virtual drives, I cannot restore them to boot...
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #6
    OP wrote:
    "Well I don't know how to get it running. I booted from an external HDD, and installed the OS X there but apart from those virtual drives, I cannot restore them to boot..."

    Do this:
    1. Boot from external drive.
    2. Open Disk Utility, RE-initialize the internal drive to HFS+ with journaling enabled.
    3. Restore from your backup.

    That should do it.
     
  7. Antanast thread starter macrumors newbie

    Antanast

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    #7
    no backup...
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

    Audit13

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    #8
    Is disk utility able to delete partitions and recreate partitions using guid instead of apfs?
     
  9. chscag macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    #9
    Seems like then you no choice but to restore your MBP without a backup and suffer the loss of all your data. One of the hazards of running a beta without previously making a backup. Next time use CCC or SuperDuper to clone your hard drive to an external drive. Then when things go south, you can always restore using the clone.
     
  10. Antanast thread starter macrumors newbie

    Antanast

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    #10
    Its frustrating though cause i see the drives as virtual but can't read them cause i guess sierra which is the external hdd os that i installed can't read apfs?
     
  11. ferko86 macrumors newbie

    ferko86

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Location:
    Sweden
    #11
    Cant do more than agree with chscag's answer.
     
  12. n0dder macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Location:
    Denmark
    #12
    Yes, if you use disk utility from High Sierra - e.g. you could create a High Sierra install media on USB and boot/recover from there.

    /n0dder
     

Share This Page