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Using the macOS High Sierra OS installer’s startosinstall tool to install additional packages as post-upgrade tasks

September 26, 2017 3 comments

Starting with macOS 10.12.4, Apple locked down the macOS installer to make it impossible to add non-Apple installer packages directly to the macOS Install .app without using NetInstall. However, there is a way to configure the macOS High Sierra OS installer to install additional packages as a post-upgrade task. For more details, please see below the jump.

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Categories: Mac administration, macOS

Using the macOS High Sierra OS installer’s startosinstall tool to avoid APFS conversion

September 26, 2017 5 comments

As part of the upgrade process to macOS High Sierra, Apple has stated that certain drives will be converted from using the HFS+ filesystem to Apple’s new default filesystem, APFS. The conversion criteria is shown below:

Screen shot 2017 09 07 at 5 00 58 pm

For those Mac admins who don’t necessarily want to convert yet, there is a way to configure the macOS High Sierra OS installer to skip the APFS conversion. For more details, please see below the jump.

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