Mid 2012 Non Retina 13" MBP (A1278) Won't Update Past 10.14.3

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by DookSucks, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. DookSucks macrumors member

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    I run the updater and I am informed my MBP is up to date despite being on 10.14.3. Is there something with my dependent oldie that prevents me from going past 10.14.3 with this machine? What should I do?

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  3. DookSucks thread starter macrumors member

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    I am still a neophyte learning about the software. Where do I go to check which updater I have installed?
     
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    Edit:

    I get what you’re saying now. Long day.

    I downloaded the update, but I get an error message during install that my drive isn’t APFS formatted (had apple certified tech install an ssd during the spring).
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    You need to reinstall Mojave.
    Download the system installer from the App Store.
    When the download is complete, the installer will automatically launch. Quit the installer at that time.
    Use one of the methods to create a bootable USB installer. Copy the original installer app to the trash. Empty the trash -- you have it now on a USB installer.
    And, finally, boot to that USB installer, and reinstall macOS. This time, it will change the SSD format to APFS.
    And - that's it!
     
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    Sounds simple enough except that I have no daggum idea as to how to do most of that outside of the download and moving to trash parts. lol
     
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    Your "apple certified tech" can help you with that :cool:

    But, as I said, there are several methods that you can use.
    You can download and run the easy DiskMakerX - which takes you step by step through the process (no strange commands to type in the terminal) You can get DiskmakerX here - https://diskmakerx.com
     
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    Said tech lives over an hour away and is the closest one. Haha.

    Thank you.

    What type of usb should I use?
     
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    An 8GB (or larger) USB flash drive works great, or you can also make a partition on a larger external USB hard drive, if that's available to you.

    Where do you live in N.C. (just curious, a bit familiar with area around Asheville and west of there.)
     

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