You are not logged in.

Announcement

[2017.09.08] DeployStudio build v1.7.8 (checksum, release note).
[2016.08.26] DeployStudio build v1.6.19 (release note).
[2013.02.23] DeployStudio last universal build v1.5.17 (release note).

#1 2016-11-23 01:57:44

mrryanbaker
Member
Registered: 2016-11-23

Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

Anyone had success getting the new USB-C only MacBook Pros to image? I created a netboot set on one of my brand new ones, transferred it to my DS server, and it doesn't work. Boots to Apple w/ globe, then black, then progress bar, then black, then progress bar, then the login screen.

Got any hot tips for the new hardware?

Offline

#2 2016-11-23 13:55:40

joopjuh
Member
Registered: 2015-11-19

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

How are you trying to NetBoot the devices?

Offline

#3 2016-11-23 17:57:08

mjsanders
Member
From: Schiedam, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-09-02
Website

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

There may be several issues:
-OS version: the macbooks are shipped with specific builds of 10.12.1,
note that the 13" 4port has different build than 15" 4-port  see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204319: Builds 16A2323a, 16B2657 and 16B2659)
(best result to build .nbi from a new MacBook, untill we get 10.12.2)
-netboot support for adapters (limited?)

There is a discussion on jamfnation that tries to check which adapter supports netboot:
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/22173/compatible-usb-c-gigabit-ethernet-adapters-for-netbooting-late-2016-macbook-pros
but investigations are still going ......

Last edited by mjsanders (2016-11-23 18:01:44)

Offline

#4 2016-11-24 07:43:30

mlevitt
Member
Registered: 2016-02-20

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

I have been doing this successfully.

It works either on wifi or you need an APPLE USB C to USB Adatptor and then connect to an APPLE USB to Ethernet Adaptor
It is very important for now that these adaptors/dongles are APPLE branded as the firmware on the newer Macbooks doesnt pick up
other brands

Offline

#5 2016-11-24 14:35:50

joopjuh
Member
Registered: 2015-11-19

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

Confirmed working with Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 and then a Apple Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet adapter.
Curious about the Belkin USB-C Ethernet adapter that is promoted on Apple's website. Any had any chance to test the Belkin?

Offline

#6 2016-11-28 22:13:22

Nathan Fisher
Member
Registered: 2014-08-13

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

I'll let you know how the OWC thunderbolt dock works if that new MBP ever arrives...

Offline

#7 2016-11-30 02:41:09

letrast
Member
Registered: 2011-07-12

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

I had issues with the Apple Thunderbolt 3/USB C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, paired with an Apple Thunderbolt to gig Ethernet adapter.  I got it to work with a generic USB A to USB C adapter, paired with an Apple USB A to 100Mbps ethernet adapter.

Offline

#8 2016-11-30 11:25:08

jakov
Member
From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-04-22

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

Yesterday I created a (DS 1.7.5) NBI from a 13” MBP (no-TouchBar); first 10.12 (16A2323a), later 10.12.1(16B2657). Both gave me the no-entry sign when trying to boot the same machine from it.
However at the third try the MBP actually booted from the 10.12.1-NBI and imaged fine. Most of the DS-screens were very sluggish .
i think it is time for a DS 1.7.6

I use USB-C --> USB-A connected to USB --> Ethernet (both from Apple), works fine.

Last edited by jakov (2016-11-30 11:26:04)

Offline

#9 2016-12-06 17:59:06

Hipparchia
Member
From: Paris
Registered: 2013-08-27

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

> joopjuh wrote:
> Any had any chance to test the Belkin?

I tried with the 13" MBP (without touchbar) and a Startech USB-C to RJ45 White adapter and it does not work for me either.
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/22173/compatible-usb-c-gigabit-ethernet-adapters-for-netbooting-late-2016-macbook-pros says the same adapter in Silver color works but I don't see any difference
Both are :
Chipset ID     Realtek RTL8153
Industry Standards     IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/usb-c-gigabit-adapter-white~US1GC30W
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/usb-c-gigabit-network-adapter~US1GC30A

It might be an other issue though because i can see the netboot option when i start with the Alt key

>  jhalvorson wrote:
> To be able to netboot the new 2016, you may need to have netboot image that is 10.12.1 Build 16B2659.

The Mac i have is only a 10.12 and not a 10.12.1
I tried to update it and make an other .nbi but it still does not work.

Last edited by Hipparchia (2016-12-06 18:08:54)

Offline

#10 2016-12-07 13:52:42

joopjuh
Member
Registered: 2015-11-19

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

> letrast wrote:

> I had issues with the Apple Thunderbolt 3/USB C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, paired with an Apple Thunderbolt to gig Ethernet adapter.  I got it to work with a generic USB A to USB C adapter, paired with an Apple USB A to 100Mbps ethernet adapter.

Was this on a MacBook 12"?
If yes then it should not work because there is a difference in the USB-C on the new MacBook Pro's and the MacBook 12"

Offline

#11 2016-12-07 13:55:02

joopjuh
Member
Registered: 2015-11-19

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

> Hipparchia wrote:

> > joopjuh wrote:
> Any had any chance to test the Belkin?

I tried with the 13" MBP (without touchbar) and a Startech USB-C to RJ45 White adapter and it does not work for me either.
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/22173/compatible-usb-c-gigabit-ethernet-adapters-for-netbooting-late-2016-macbook-pros says the same adapter in Silver color works but I don't see any difference
Both are :
Chipset ID     Realtek RTL8153
Industry Standards     IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/usb-c-gigabit-adapter-white~US1GC30W
https://www.startech.com/Networking-IO/usb-network-adapters/usb-c-gigabit-network-adapter~US1GC30A

It might be an other issue though because i can see the netboot option when i start with the Alt key

>  jhalvorson wrote:
> To be able to netboot the new 2016, you may need to have netboot image that is 10.12.1 Build 16B2659.

The Mac i have is only a 10.12 and not a 10.12.1
I tried to update it and make an other .nbi but it still does not work.


I think this is because the drivers are not in the EFI/Boot loader i guess.
Even if the chipsets are the same i think there is still a tiny difference.
We had the exact same thing with Kanex adapters back when Apple launched the MacBook 12"

Offline

#12 2016-12-13 17:02:20

Oh4sh0
Member
Registered: 2016-09-29

Re: Imaging Late 2016 MacBook Pros

I have been able to image new touchbar Macbooks with a 10.12.1 nbi, DS 1.7.5, and a 10.12.1 AutoDMG base image.

However, I have been seeing this behavior: https://onemoreadmin.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/the-untouchables-pt-2-offline-touchbar-activation-with-a-purged-disk/

Has everyone else seen the same/have a better solution?

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB