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#1 2017-10-04 14:03:44

sebus
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Registered: 2011-07-19

2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

Netboot image created with DS 1.7.8 on 10.12.6 on the very hardware

This image simply is NOT bootable on this 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C

I have tested it on few different hardwares and it does boot OK!

On 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C boot does NOT pass End SetConsoleEnable (and when it eventually does it boots to local HD only)

[img]https://s1.postimg.org/975jpizknj/IMG_1214.jpg[/img]

That is with Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB 3.1 Adapter A8165011 and HP USB to Gigabit RJ45 Adapter P/N 829834-001

So I created bootable USB which boots OK

So only netboot image seems to be a problem

sebus

Last edited by sebus (2017-10-04 17:00:29)

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#2 2017-10-05 15:14:38

kwisher
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Registered: 2012-06-13

Re: 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

I am able to image 2017 MBPro 15" with a StarTech US1GC0W USB-C NIC. Imaging process works the same as our older Mac's.

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#3 2017-10-05 16:36:29

mjsanders
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From: Schiedam, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-09-02
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Re: 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

Check your USB ethernet adapters. Netboot is only possible from a few (Mostly Apple supplied) adapters. (or adapters that use the same chipset)
The basic driver has to be built-in in Firmware, for netbooting to work.

Basically the Apple supplied will work: i.e.
start with USB-100Mbit plus USB-C to USB adapter will always work.
or Apple Thunderbolt (2)-Gigabit plus Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C connector) to Thunderbolt 2

These combination are supposed to netboot (providing the sw version in the NBI is OK).
If this setup works, test your own adapters
If this setup does not work, check OS versions and Build numbers.

Not al new machines (iMac 2017) really boot from an nbi that they are supposed to netboot from (search on this forum), so keep on trying.

Last edited by mjsanders (2017-10-05 16:37:17)

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#4 2017-10-30 20:42:28

Vij Na
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Registered: 2014-11-25

Re: 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

I had a working netboot with the new USB-C  MacBook 13" and Touch iD Macbook Pro 15"  using the Belkin USB-C to Ethernet adapter with the following config.
Mac OS 10.12.5 with server 5.3.1 with DS 1.7.6
NBI set made with an AutoDMG Mac OS 10.12.6

Subsequently I upgraded to Mac OS 10.12.6 and DS 1.7.8 created a new NBI (both with the AutoDMG Mac OS 10.12.6 and the DS Mac OS which is now 10.12.6)
Result the new USB-C Macbooks with Belkin adapter could not netboot.
Workaround:  with Apple USB to Ethernet connected to the Apple Multiport USB-C adaptor which has an USB port. However the imaging is very slow.

My Question:
What could possibly have changed after the DS/Mac OS upgrade. Why did the older config work with the Belkin adapter and newer not work?

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#5 2017-11-08 13:40:04

dvdborn
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Registered: 2009-02-25

Re: 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

No problems for me.

I've got an Xserve running with 10.10.5 and Server 5.0.15.
DS 1.7.6 in combination with a MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017, 2 Thunderbolt ports) and Belkin USB-C adapter works without a problem.

I first installed DS 1.7.8 on a test server (iMac 21,5-inch, Late 2013) and was able to boot from a 10.12.6 NetBoot Set that I created on said MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017, 2 Thunderbolt ports).
I then installed DS 1.7.8 on our production server (Xserve) and was also able to boot with the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017, 2 Thunderbolt ports).

I'm using this Belkin USB-C adapter: http://www.belkin.com/us/F2CU040/p/P-F2CU040/

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#6 2017-11-14 13:39:49

Vij Na
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Registered: 2014-11-25

Re: 2017 Apple MacBook Pro 13" with USB C only & DS 1.7.8

thanks dvdborn.
Created a DS 1.7.8 netboot set on the new USB-c MacBook Pro13 (2017, 2Thunderbolt ports) and ported it to the NetBoot server and all is fine. the new USB-c MacBook Pro13 (2017, 2Thunderbolt ports) netbooted ok.

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