Upgrading from Sierra: installer just reboots back into Sierra!

Icaras

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Trying to install the new PB2 (coming from Sierra), but the PB access utility app just reboots my iMac like a standard normal reboot and does not go into the actual installer. Tried a dozen times already, same result.

Any advice on this?
 

v1597psh

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I suggest you don't. It's very buggy. Or at least install it on a secondary partition. Have you even downloaded the installer from Mac AppStore?
 

Fishrrman

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The public beta 2 runs fine on my external (platter-based!) firewire hard drive.
Of course, I -DID NOT- attempt to fool with APFS at this time...
 

Icaras

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I suggest you don't. It's very buggy. Or at least install it on a secondary partition. Have you even downloaded the installer from Mac AppStore?
I did download directly from the Mac App Store, yes.

But you're in most likelihood correct and this is probably a blessing in disguise. The first PB1 already ended in disaster where I had to restore from Time Machine, so I'll just wait for the next beta.
 

saulinpa

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I had this issue in an earlier beta. It wasn't until I disconnected my USB hub that it installed.
 

Icaras

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I had this issue in an earlier beta. It wasn't until I disconnected my USB hub that it installed.
I don't get it though. I've disconnected every single device. Still getting the same issue. If it means anything, I'm running a fusion drive, and the first PB failed to install so I had to restore to Sierra. Ever since, the installer won't work for every new beta.
 

saulinpa

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So something is goofed on your machine. Did you try the NVRAM and SMC resets? Also boot to the recovery partition and do a first aid on the drive and each partition.
 

Icaras

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I have done the NVRAM and SMC resets, but I'll do them again. I've also done first aid, but not under the recovery partition. I'll do that now too...
 

Icaras

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So something is goofed on your machine. Did you try the NVRAM and SMC resets? Also boot to the recovery partition and do a first aid on the drive and each partition.
Wow. So I went into the recovery partition and the High Sierra installer is actually just right there next to “Reinstall macOS”! I never thought of going here and checking, and so now I’m going through the install process as we speak! Thank you!!!

Hopefully it installs without errors though. I’m not out of the woods yet lol.

Edit: And indeed I spoke too soon. Got an error after the progress bar was finished. Sigh.
 
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oatman13

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Wow. So I went into the recovery partition and the High Sierra installer is actually just right there next to “Reinstall macOS”! I never thought of going here and checking, and so now I’m going through the install process as we speak! Thank you!!!

Hopefully it installs without errors though. I’m not out of the woods yet lol.

Edit: And indeed I spoke too soon. Got an error after the progress bar was finished. Sigh.
Can you attach a copy of your install.log? Located in: /var/log/install.log
Also can you open terminal and run: diskutil list > diskutil.txt
Upload the diskutil.txt as well.

If you don't want to post these publicly, feel free to PM me.
 
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