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#1 2017-12-11 20:14:18

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

Hello,

I built a 10.13.2 NBI today, and if you have not done so yet, I would recommend it.  It was previously taking around 4 minutes for my systems to Netboot off from earlier version of High Sierra.  With the 10.13.2 Netboot set, that is down to about a minute.  Hopefully you see the same in your environment.

Happy deploying!

Jim

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#2 2017-12-12 13:15:47

Chilternburt
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Registered: 2016-06-22

Re: 10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

Hi, just curious, how did you create the 10.13.2 NBI? I tried using DeployStudio on my Mac and it moans about the Recovery Partition not being up to date and that it might fail, and I know the App I used to use for updating the recovery partition no longer works in High Sierra.
Any suggestions?

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#3 2017-12-13 06:29:00

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

Re: 10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

I created an 10.13.2 dmg using AutoDMG (https://github.com/MagerValp/AutoDMG), uploaded it to my DS server, generated a workflow that would deploy the OS.  I then booted  up my newest Mac off from one of my older NBIs, deployed the 10.13.2 workflow that included the AutoDMG-generated dmg, let it do its thing, and then generated the NBI using the DS 1.7.8 tools from this "master" 10.13.2 computer.  Using this method (AutoDMG-generated dmg), you will get an updated 10.13.2 recovery partition as well.

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#4 2017-12-13 21:19:36

ebonweaver
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Registered: 2015-06-09

Re: 10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

So you installed DS on a system with your "master" image applied to it, and locally generated a netboot set?
Because thus far, mounting DMG files that DS captures from a workflow and trying to make a netboot set from those, does not work.  It always instantly errors out trying to deal with the recovery image.  The assumption thus far is that DS can't handle 10.13, yet since people are saying they have done it, there must be a trick...

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#5 2017-12-14 03:45:20

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

Re: 10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

Yes; it is not really a "master" in the classic sense.  It is just a machine that has had 10.13.2 installed via an AutoDMG-created OS dmg that has been applied via a DS workflow.  There is nothing custom other than having used AutoDMG to create it.  The AutoDMG-created dmg file will create a fresh 10.13.2 recovery partition when applied to a system via a DS workflow.  Once that step is done, I install the 1.7.8 DS tools and step through DS Assistant as usual.

This has worked for me with 10.13.0 and 10.13.2 (never built one for 10.13.1).

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#6 2018-02-12 16:00:56

Peteo
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Registered: 2012-03-22

Re: 10.13.2 Netboot Set = Faster Boots

> Chilternburt wrote:

> Hi, just curious, how did you create the 10.13.2 NBI? I tried using DeployStudio on my Mac and it moans about the Recovery Partition not being up to date and that it might fail, and I know the App I used to use for updating the recovery partition no longer works in High Sierra.
Any suggestions?


The OS that you are using DS to create the netboot dmg on needs to be HFS+ format and not APFS.
APFS currently does not seem to work with netboot (I think because DS does not create a recovery partition for APFS volumes)

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