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Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 24, 2020 04:38PM
On a '10 MBP 16/1 with last Mavs. Downloaded the most recent installer* El Cap install from Apple which I believe someone here led me to a few weeks ago...it is about 5.8gb package but during install, it tells me it will be a 7mb install. I ran the first one, took about a minute or less, my OS obviously didn't change. What gives? Is this an incremental update package?

*NOTE I have an installer saved from 2016. Wonder if I should just try that one as maybe this new one doesn't work? Does the old installer require that weird sh9te about setting the computer clock back before 2014 or whatever?
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 24, 2020 04:45PM
Carefully look at step 6 in the directions.

That first install you did just created the real installer application in your applications folder, you now need to run that real installer.
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 24, 2020 04:50PM
I just unpacked a NEW Mac Mini 2012 with Mavericks and I used this link to updated to El Cap, first, then High Sierra and later Mavericks. Somewhere along the way it did change the format from HFS+ to APFS, and I think it also did some firmware updates along the way.

[support.apple.com]

I used those links 2 days ago. Worked for me.

Now need to take the spinner our and put an SSD
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 24, 2020 04:50PM
Dang rrrreading comprehension. I should try that! Thanks.
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 24, 2020 04:52PM
just my 2¢, I would not use ElCap. Sierra or High Sierra would be my choice.
Neither should be a problem on a 2010 MBP.



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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 24, 2020 04:52PM
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space-time
I just unpacked a NEW Mac Mini 2012 with Mavericks and I used this link to updated to El Cap, first, then High Sierra and later Mavericks. Somewhere along the way it did change the format from HFS+ to APFS, and I think it also did some firmware updates along the way.

[support.apple.com]

I used those links 2 days ago. Worked for me.

Now need to take the spinner our and put an SSD

Thanks, gonna try the reading comprehension route first. Ha. winking smiley
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 24, 2020 04:54PM
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GGD
Carefully look at step 6 in the directions.

That first install you did just created the real installer application in your applications folder, you now need to run that real installer.

yes, I think that is the problem. I recall that is how it works on the Mac, but funny, I just tried from the work laptop (Windows 10) and here it downloads the 5.8 GB directly
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 24, 2020 05:04PM
Installing High Sierra is where/when one's internal SSD (or HD?) gets the partition map changed to APFS.

I forgot this and upgraded my MB to High Sierra.

For me, the downside of that move means no more directory repair via DiskWarrior.




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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 24, 2020 05:24PM
Installing High Sierra is where/when one's internal SSD (or HD?) gets the partition map changed to APFS.

Not required. I have HS installs on a cMP 5,1 & MBP 2012. Both GUID/HFS+.
I'm posting from a cMP 5,1 using Mojave on a PCIe NVMe SSD, it too is GUID/HFS+.



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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 24, 2020 08:17PM
I believe there are tricks to keep HFS+, but by default the format will be changed to APFS

And I thought that applies only to SSD, but I learned that even hard drives get converted to APFS
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Re: Little Help w/ El Cap Install from Mavs?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 24, 2020 08:26PM
what Mr No said. High Sierra or Sierra. Not El Cap.



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