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#1 2017-12-05 17:37:43

chriscyou
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Registered: 2017-08-01

? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

I have some MBPs that after running the work flow it boots to the flashing ? folder. I know it's the firmware and I'm trying to find out where in the workflow I can deploy that firmware in the process to make it happen under one action? I've tried post install package and that doesnt work. Do I have to build it into the installer with AutoDMG?

Thanks,
Chris

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#2 2017-12-07 20:54:48

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

If you are trying to upgrade a system that had a pre-10.13 OS on it to 10.13, you are going to have get the firmware upgraded before deploying 10.13.  If the system still has a working OS, you can just create a workflow that simply install the FirmwareUpdate.pkg.  If you have a system with a non-working OS or blank drive, you will need to first deploy something like 10.12.6 autodmg follow by the FirmwareUpdare.pkg.  Then you will need to follow that with your 10.13 deployment workflow.  Essentially, it requires two workflows to do an "upgrade" due to the necessary reboots that need to take place for the firmware update to execute.

That is how I am handling it anyway.  If anyone knows a more simplified process, I'm all ears.

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#3 2018-01-10 14:41:05

ooshnoo
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Registered: 2011-06-13

Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

> jimkirk wrote:

> If you are trying to upgrade a system that had a pre-10.13 OS on it to 10.13, you are going to have get the firmware upgraded before deploying 10.13.  If the system still has a working OS, you can just create a workflow that simply install the FirmwareUpdate.pkg.  If you have a system with a non-working OS or blank drive, you will need to first deploy something like 10.12.6 autodmg follow by the FirmwareUpdare.pkg.  Then you will need to follow that with your 10.13 deployment workflow.  Essentially, it requires two workflows to do an "upgrade" due to the necessary reboots that need to take place for the firmware update to execute.

That is how I am handling it anyway.  If anyone knows a more simplified process, I'm all ears.

Jim.. where do you download the firmware package from?

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#4 2018-01-11 17:08:31

mrcraig
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Registered: 2015-11-19

Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

This post talks about the firmware:

http://www.deploystudio.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?id=7947

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#5 2018-01-12 08:28:54

mjsanders
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From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-09-02
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Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

Yep, that is a way to get the Firmware out of 10.13 installers.
However, I have learned that this method will fail sooner or later with new versions.
Apple will include more firmware updates (EFI, T1, T2, adapters,....) and wants you to use the macOS installer app.

For people with GSX access, there is a separate netinstall image that ONLY updates the (EFI) firmware, in a few seconds.

That should fix your question mark issue, and afterwards you can simply restore the 10.13 image.
(but as said above, this is not future proof, since T1, T2, etc are not taken care of)

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#6 2018-02-07 16:26:11

y2j420
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Registered: 2015-03-19

Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

I'm trying to image a High Sierra machine (it came with High Sierra from Apple) with a High Sierra image and it always ends with a ? folder.  What do I need to do to get this working?  Since it is a native High Sierra machine, shouldn't it already have the firmware built in?  I've never had to implement scripts in the past to get Sierra and below working with DeployStudio.  Thanks.

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#7 2018-02-09 00:11:38

Meat
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From: SF CA US
Registered: 2009-02-04

Re: ? Folder after High Sierra Reboot - Where to deploy Firmware in workfl

> y2j420 wrote:

> I'm trying to image a High Sierra machine (it came with High Sierra from Apple) with a High Sierra image and it always ends with a ? folder.  What do I need to do to get this working?  Since it is a native High Sierra machine, shouldn't it already have the firmware built in?  I've never had to implement scripts in the past to get Sierra and below working with DeployStudio.  Thanks.

What is the netboot image's OS version?
Are there any error messages in the DeployStudio logs (server, or target machine)?

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