Before you do anything drastic, make sure you cleanup and backup your Mac to keep your important files. I've got a hunch that this will work. In many cases, a clean install can improve the performance of a sluggish Mac. With the final 17A365 version of High Sierra, such question is no longer displayed to people with systems on flash-only storage. Trying to log in with the same password sets up a rotating image which never ends, and since there is no way offered to step back from this situation, the only option is to restart the computer. Now, what kind of backup to you want to do? I decided to do a clean install and after several attempts I found that it was time for an updated iMac. Any suggestions how to remedy this situation? I should be interested if you have experienced a similar keyboard problem with a boot password - my MacBook Pro 15' is only 6 weeks old and I believe the keyboard physically is fine.
The proper place for advice is. In any event, sleeping and waking the machine reactivates the display, so not worth invasive surgery. If you have a tech question, please check out! The procedure requires the terminal; but is quite simple. It took approximately two minutes in my case. The instructions are a bit sparse, but should be sufficient for getting the job done. I honestly wouldn't put it past them considering some of the sneaky crap they've done over the years. This may allow you to log in, find it, and remove it.
This is okay to allow. If the file looks good: - press ':wq' without the quotes and press enter ':wq' saves the file and exits vi If the file doesn't look right, don't save it: - press ':q! You don't have to do it every release but it's nice if it's been a few years. These belong in the beta subreddits listed below. Clean installs are also useful if a software or system software update has somehow trashed your existing operating system or if you have replaced a hard drive. Check out or ask in our dedicated sister sub! If you have a different question, feel free to ask it using the Ask Question button at the top right. Reinstalling High Sierra, twice, has not solved this issue. It gave me only voice prompts that are normally only for visually impaired people.
The High Sierra recovery partition is larger than the previous 10. When that is finished booting, choose Terminal from the Utilities menu. Will do more testing but I'm not expecting any problems to crop up at this point. If you know how to use vi, this will not be a problem. Once the Mac App Store finally quits, go ahead and restart the store. If you bought your Mac with Sierra or earlier operating system, when you boot your Mac with command+option+R key combination, the Recovery Mode and Installer for Sierra are being downloaded. Warning: The process of creating the bootable installer will erase the contents of the selected drive volume.
Nothing helps and trying to log into the second account continues to lock up the computer completely. The benefit is you start anew. Try to check any past stuck printing solicitations and clear them if any to proceed with more current solicitations. So either I need to find a way to keep High Sierra from reformatting its drive, or I need to stick with Sierra and Yosemite on a thumb drive. If the upgrade to High Sierra seemed normal, continue to step 2. Unfortunately, the helper tool crash is happening here, any solution or idea, how to avoid this? There are going to be some important files you will want to keep.
Finally, I managed to complete the upgrade. Apple has posted instructions in its support area for. Use an app like to remove all system junk, large hidden files, and old apps' leftovers. You have to boot from a different drive than the target of your install — once the hard drive in your Mac is erased, there is nothing on it, including the installer. Credit to this blog with the initial find.
Once the desktop shows up, , as well as any anti-virus apps you may have, and then restart your Mac. Run time of the pre-edited video was 19 minutes 38 seconds. Any other indications once the installer is running? It always logged me out instead and stayed awake. My Macbook Air has an ssd. To check if it is, launch the Disk Utility application.
I had Sierra installed, I grabbed the High Sierra public beta installer. You'll also need either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper. Now exit Disk Utility and open a Terminal. You don't have a choice in the matter. This will take you to Recovery mode and will take some time than usual which is normal.
Some may want to avoid until a later release. All you want to do is create a temporary account so that HiSierra is bootable from the hard drive. So you have to have an external drive of some kind to boot off. Last edited by jorice22 2018-08-14 16:04:34. You can choose either iCloud or any external storage device with enough space. I then thought to do a clean installation to clear up a couple of minor but irksome Keychain issues and at the same time clean out the drive. I don't know your knowledge so I describe it in detail.
Tempted to chuck this laptop in the trash. I was able to get to the High Sierra desktop once after the first install but could not regain access since. Did you set it up as a new Mac? If you still have problems, quit the Mac App Store using force quit, if needed , and then restart your Mac. To avoid down votes, be sure to directly answer the question first and then perhaps explain how things are bad. Chances are your Mac will restart and pick up by displaying the Setup Assistant, ready to finish the install process. I resold my old one running Sierra and decided it was a good move. Hope that clarifies this a bit.