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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:17 pm 
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https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-s ... ls=1&mt=12


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:47 am 
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Thanks for the link W, have downloaded it to see if it repaires my now unbootable 10.12.4 partition.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:06 pm 
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Glad it helped.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Finally got around to reinstalling 10.12 to FW/800 partition...

26 minutes until 1st restart, 70 more minutes i installing after that, then 6 minutes for fist boot.

2011 3.4 GHz i7 iMac.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Found it interesting that Apple removed Sierra from my list of previous purchases. I can still download El Capitan and Yosemite but Sierra is nowhere to be found. Edit: Even Mavericks is there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:30 pm 
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I downloaded Sierra fresh on 12/17 and used that to create installation media tonight. Booted off it, ran Disk Utility to wipe the internal, then started a new installation.

After 60 minutes of "2 minutes remaining" I gave up and shut it down. I created a second set of media on a new, barely used flash drive.

Also got stuck at 2 minutes remaining for 60 minutes too. Shut down the system. Booted off the media again. Used Terminal to set the clock on the system back to 12/25/2017. Rebooted, started again off media. The installation succeeded.

In the middle of that last installation I started a new copy of Sierra downloading from the app store on my system, but this may still be a thing with it, or maybe the new application will fix it. For tonight I'm not inclined to find out because its after midnight and I'm still at work but at least the &*(#@&$( thing got past that damned 2 minute mark.

FWIW I tried opening the installer log window and nothing particularly interesting was being logged, even in all messages mode. I remember a time when people wrote interesting things to logs. Pepperidge Farm remembers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:42 am 
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Used Terminal to set the clock on the system back to 12/25/2017. Rebooted, started again off media. The installation succeeded.

Thanks MB, very interesting! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:56 am 
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Normally setting the clock back indicates that a signed certificate has expired.

I really wish Apple would stop using certificates that expire in less than 2 years. Apple can set them for any date in the future, what's the harm in setting them to expire after their official period of support has ended? Its only 3 years.


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