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#1 2017-10-18 07:37:13

Jorma Honkanen
Registered: 2017-10-18

How to install 10.13 to USB-memory?

How to install factory fresh 10.13 to USB-memory key?

Server : 10.10.5
Deploy Studio : 1.7.8 (netboot is updataded & proven to work with real metal)

When i boot and choose the workflow (works when installed on real metal so it's OK) and try to install to USB-memory key
(64GB) all i get is that the client disappears and terminal opens.

No matter if the USB-memory key is APFS or NFS+ the same happens.

I used to make OSX-USB installation to bootable OSX with Deploy Studio on it to capture images of real metal where no server
was able to be reached (no network).

Any ideas?


#2 2017-10-19 07:52:18

From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-09-02

Re: How to install 10.13 to USB-memory?

If the runtime crashes I have seen before that you only see a terminal window.
Too bad the log is gone too in the cases I have seen, so no log to check.

Your problem is: why does the runtime crash?
You try to restore an image to an USB-stick if I understand your post correctly.

Is this stick GPT formatted?
Is the size large enough (I guess so)
Have you done this before (older DS versions) with the same type of usb-stick? I have seen sticks that do not behave correctly as USB disks (typically the cheap slow sticks)

what happends if you try to restore the same image manually using disk utility to the USB stick?
If the last works, fiddle with the options in the restore step.

Or can you try the workflow on the server? Yes the runtime can run on the server, only be very carefull with the choice of disk that you format or restore :-)
The advantage is that if the runtime crashes, the rest of the OS (and Finder) keep on running, so you can try again easily.
I use this a lot to image Mac's in thunderbolt target disk mode (if network is not available). Disadvantage: the selection of device is the server, if you have a 'configure' step, it will use the values for the server, not the target. But if you just restore an OS this works fine.


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