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  1. #16
    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS

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    What is the name of the thread so I can search for it? Thanks.

  2. #17
    I was going to provide a link for you but the forum has problems.
    Thinks the links don't exist.

    Title is
    Downloaded High Sierra - file is only 22.7 MB

    PS:
    The thread is obviously in "My Posts", but when I click on the link I get this message:
    No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

  3. #18
    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS

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    Ok, I'll search it out. Thanks again.

  4. #19
    Look like my last post is lost as well.

    This is the site I was going to use to get the full HS installer':

    How to Download a Full macOS High Sierra Installer App

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    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS
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    Here is a link to the thread, https://www.mac-forums.com/showthrea...s-only-22-7-MB.

    Did you try this, https://support.apple.com/macos/high-sierra?

    If the above link does not download the full installer, then you may have to pull it from your backup drive.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Here is a link to the thread, https://www.mac-forums.com/showthrea...s-only-22-7-MB.

    Did you try this, https://support.apple.com/macos/high-sierra?

    If the above link does not download the full installer, then you may have to pull it from your backup drive.
    I tried the link you posted - that just takes me back to the app store and I end up with the same problem.

    two other things I came across when I researched this issue on the net.

    In one place they claim that two step installation, first 22Mb, then the whole installer, is done because a firmware update is required (maybe only on some Mac) - no ideas if that is actually true.
    Another place said to actually start the installation with the 22MB installer and then stop either before the target volume is selected or just after - there are different opinions here.

    I have not tried anything, I just made a backup of El Capitan, will boot into that and then try the the various options on the backup.

  7. #22
    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS
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    Late 2015 5K 27-inch Retina iMac, 4GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB Flash Drive, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
    Try this site for High Sierra:

    https://support.apple.com/downloads/highsierra

    Ian
    Ian

  8. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Try this site for High Sierra:

    https://support.apple.com/downloads/highsierra

    Ian
    I looked at that last night.
    These are all just updates of HS.
    If you look at the details, the file sizes are nowhere near 5GB or so which is what they need to be for the full installer.

  9. #24
    This might be an option to save further headache:

    MacOS Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra USB Drive Full Install Installer
    https://www.amazon.com/Install-Insta...erra+installer
    -Jonathan
    iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

  10. #25
    I finally found the time to boot into my El Capitan test backup to try the various ways to try to get the complete HS installer to down load, and guess what....

    Went to the app store, downloaded HS the way I always did before - the download started quickly, it looked as if the download would be the 22MB part again, but just before the process bar was about to reach the end, it stopped, minutes estimated for download increased, and I thought the whole installer was downloaded because it took a lot longer than last time.

    But in the end, when I checked the size, it was still only 22MB.

    So then I decided to try the HS patcher route following the instructions.
    Pretty straight forward once you get to the download site.

    The download of the installer took 16 minutes, size was 5779.1MB

    I used Disk Creator to make the bootable USB Flash drive rather than Disk Maker X, found that a bit easier since I don't have to relog in as an Admin.

    So far all looks good - I have not actually tried using the USB installer yet

  11. #26
    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS

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    So you downloaded both the HS Installer and the HS patch installer, with both being in Applications?

    Please let us know if you can boot from the USB installer.

    Thanks much.

  12. #27
    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS
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    I’m surprised nobody has the installers on a “backup” drive? After the installer is originally downloaded, aren’t we supposed to make a new “good” backup, to avoid this issue?


    Bob -

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    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Creating a Bootable Installer for MacOS
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    This might be an option to save further headache:

    Say, anyone else wondering what's wrong with Apple and their recent macOS downloads and installs the last few years, and personally I'd say just from this thread alone that the situation is a bit ludicrous and pathetic!!!

    At least some third parties try and solve the problem as shown by the link krs provided above — IF it still works and with Apple's blessings.

    A pretty sad situation I'd say.






    - Patrick
    ======

  14. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark F View Post
    So you downloaded both the HS Installer and the HS patch installer, with both being in Applications?

    Please let us know if you can boot from the USB installer.

    Thanks much.
    I just tried booting frtom the USB installer I made - works perfectly.
    Total time to the HS final setup but without Migration took 40 minutes. But I used a USB 2.0 Flash drive I had sitting around.
    If I made another USB installer I would use a USB 3.0 flash drive

    And no, you don't use both the HS Installer and the HS patch installer - the HS patch installer is only required if you want to install HS on a Mac that is not officially supported by Apple.
    I installed it on a Mac Mini late 2012 which is supported. In fact, when I went to get the HS installer on the HS Patch Installer website, I actually got a message that I don't need the patch installer for my Mac.
    In general, being a former Product Manager of software products, I thought the Patch Installer UI was well done.

    If you just want the full HS installer to make a USB install drive, you just go to the tools dropdown of the Patch Installer website and download the HS installer - there you get the full 5GB+ installer.
    The download ends up in your document folder - I just selected it from there when I made the USB installer using Disk Creator.

  15. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    I’m surprised nobody has the installers on a “backup” drive? After the installer is originally downloaded, aren’t we supposed to make a new “good” backup, to avoid this issue?


    Bob -

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    I'm not sure what you mean "having the installer on the backup".
    Once you download the installer from Apple and actually install the software, the installer gets deleted from your Mac.
    The only way you can actually end up with a full installer on your Mac is by not actually installing the software when it tells you to after the download.
    For HS that does not work.

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