PLS Help with high sierra..

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by sirio1981, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. sirio1981 macrumors newbie

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    new imac 5k 2017 i wiped out clean cos i didnt work before when i tried to installed it but now im getting this message

    could not create a preboot volume for APFS install

    what is this..?? how to fix it.
     
  2. MeasterHD macrumors member

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    It looks that you wiped main drive. What you exactly did?
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    If you just want a fix. I suggest you.

    1) Hold command + R to boot into recovery partition.
    2) Install OS from there
    3) Perform OS upgrade if the OS installed in step 2 is not HS.
     
  4. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried to put in again my back up but i got an error that the system could not find my disk or something..so i removed the back up and trying to re instal but i can only instal macOS Sierra and it stuck.
     
  5. jun180 macrumors regular

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    Exact same thing happened to me.

    Try boot into secondary internet recovery mode. Shutdown, then power back on and immediately hold down the Cmd+ Shift + Alt + R buttons. It will download the Sierra (not High Sierra) recovery, and you should be able to see the drives. You should be able to erase your drives back into normal Mac Journaled HSF format and reinstall sierra.
     
  6. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    atm im downloading this but it stuck here for the past 30 + minutes
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    it was 5 min 1 hour ago.
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    i have no idea if this is even working or if it s gonna give me another error at the end of the process.
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    i have tried to restore from time machine backup but it doesnt work..i get an error that cant find or use the disk
     

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  7. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    It can be expect that Apple's server is very busy right now. If the OS (Sierra) download clearly stuck, may be cancel it and start again.
     
  8. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i did canceled it and start again now it went from 4 min to 3 min and looks like it stuck at 3 min atm..
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    update after 35 min it went from 3min to 2min......WTF.
     
  9. sirio1981, Sep 26, 2017
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    sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    been stuck at 2min for 1 hour
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    So i cancelled the downloading cos was stuck at 2min and started over again and in less than 15 min it went to about 1 minute remaining...looks like the download only go ahed when i do a -cancel- and re-download again.

    i wanna see how long is gonna sit at -about a minute remaining-
     
  10. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so after being stuck at 1min for 40 min i did another cancel and re download and now it is stuck at 22 seconds.. looks like the only way to make it work is keeping canceling and re-downloading WTF...how the !@#$
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    cant i just download mac os high sierra from the website instead of downloading mac os sierra..?? and btw i finished the download and guess WHAT....ERROR...!!!!
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    an error occurred while preparing the installation try running this application again which i did 4 times..!!

    LOGS

    no native mechanism to verify installesd.dmg
    unable to setup bless on disk.
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    i have no idea what to do new 5k 2017 imac bought 5 days ago pretty much dead cant even instal macOS Sierra..
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    up date

    after doing a fresh restart now the system suggest me to download high sierra instead of OS Sierra...hope is gonna work
     
  11. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't work i get this error message -could not create a preboot volume for APFS install-
     
  12. sirio1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    problem solved after calling the call center just by pressing command+alt+r after you turn on the imac and do a system reinstall from there.
     

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