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Question: Bootcamp storage allocation question

My specs:

OSX: Yosemite 10.10.1

MacBook Air 13-inch, early 2014

Processor: i5, 1.4GHz

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536MB


I want to apologise in advance in case I have posted this into the wrong area, I think I have put this in the wrong discussion, but I am not entirely sure where it belongs.


My question:

Does Bootcamp storage allocation only work if the hard drive is not encrypted? (if relevant) Does File Vault lock access to drive partitioning when "encrypting"?

Apart from reinstalling Yosemite (which I think may be impossible due to File Vault), are there any other things that I can do?


Context:

Currently I am trying to use Bootcamp. After finally obtaining a 64bit ONLY Windows ISO, burning to USB and the support software for the drivers of bootcamp, I was able to pass into the screen which had the allocation of space for Windows. However when trying to allocate 100Gb for Windows, it prompts the following:


Your disk could not be partitioned. An error occurred while partitioning the disk.


Now my Macbook Air is approximately two days old. All I have done is optimise the lighting and sound, put in a display picture, install steam, install Microsoft office 2011, download and use Xcode, install AVG and Chrome. Foolishly though, I opted for File Vault. File Vault went all the up to the end of the bar but is now stuck at:

Encryption Paused. Connect power adapter to resume encryption.

And refuses to continue regardless of whether or not the power adapter is plugged in or not.


I have verified permissions, repaired permissions and verified the drive (repair the drive is greyed out suggesting that it is fine). I have cleared PRAM although I am not too sure if I should clear the SMC as well.


I have also gone into "diskutil cs list" and the state of File Vault is paused and is not revertible.


I dont have a time machine state as I have not done very much to the Macbook.


I have also accessed the disk utility and tried to manually partition the drive, but I am notified that:

This Core Storage operation is not allowed on a sparse logical volume group.

And the option to resize the partition is greyed out.


My hypothesis:

I am thinking that the reason that the so called "error" that bootcamp has so graciously notified me of, is actually an issue with File Vault locking the disk as it is still "trying to finish encryption". Bootcamp gives me no detailed explanation of the error, but Disk Utility does. So my thoughts are that File Vault is considered to be USING the hard drive and because File Vault is never going to finish encrypting the hard drive, any actions regarding the hard drive (such as Bootcamp) in anyway shape or form, will subsequently be blocked by File Vault.

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014), OS X Yosemite (10.10)

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 11:53 PM

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@nishmors

Thanks for the heads up, your post would have helped so much more, but I called up the Apple Support, they told me to erase the disk via terminal then setup a single partition and then download the 5Gb installer for Yosemite. At the moment it is sitting at 26 hours download time...fun times with Mac.


I am thinking that File Vault has a higher priority over Time Machine as it is working with the hardware rather than the software. Time Machine is then simply a "snapshot" or an instance of the OS X, where as File Vault works with the whole system.


Anyways long story short, I am now using an erased drive, running the recovery HD to download the proper Yosemite OS just to get rid of the File Vault issue.


Lesson learned: dont use File Vault.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 12:08 AM

Nov 19, 2014 12:38 AM in response to dingleburg In response to dingleburg

Sounds reasonable to me. I've never tried to resize a core storage volume that was actively being encrypted so I would not be surprised if the system would not let you do that. I have used a drive normally while it was being encrypted including powering off and boot back on. It just kept on encrypting until the job was done. Maybe someone else can confirm this?

Nov 19, 2014 12:38 AM

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Nov 19, 2014 2:39 AM in response to ssls6 In response to ssls6

Will the re-installation fail as it is currently partially encrypted?


I am digging around at various work-arounds for partial encrypted hard drives via File Vault. According to various posts on this board, it seems people have tried to reinstall Yosemite on to their drive but have failed. Some people have only gotten through via rolling back or something like that.


I have one question though, if I were to say virtualise a Yosemite image via say Virtualbox or something, then Time Machine it, place that image onto a usb and then revert from THAT Time Machine state, will that work?


Will this overwrite the previously partially encrypted state of File Vault? Does Time Machine have precedence over an encrypted hard drive?

Nov 19, 2014 2:39 AM

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Nov 19, 2014 3:49 AM in response to dingleburg In response to dingleburg

Hi dingleburg,


I have the exact same problem. Tried this solution, but encryption is still paused with the "connect power adapter" message:


scafede
Oct 22, 2014 4:38 AM Re: FileVault stuck on "Encryption Paused"
Re: FileVault stuck on "Encryption Paused"in response to bertofromparis

Hi,

same problem, i've try the command in terminal but no way

i've resolved the issued doing this:

restarting my mac book pro ssd 500gb

reset pram with option+cmd+p+r

booting with cmd+r the utility disc (i've macintosh hd and one partition encrypted (the one with encoding paused)) >select the partition encrypted>click file and unlock>repair the partition disk>repair permission on partition>repair macintosh hd

restar

the encryption was resumed, after almost 9 hour the encryption ended.


Hope this can help you.

Federico



I too tried the "diskutil cs list" and the state of File Vault is paused and is not revertible. I also suspect the "paused" encrption is why I can't create a Bootcamp partition on my hard drive. Not too keen on creating a backup disk and then wiping it completely (as most seem to suggest), although my laptop is brand-new so I guess it would be ok as I wouldn't lose any important data since there's nothing on it.



Would appreciate it if you let me know if you find a way around this! Ugh.


Cheers

Nov 19, 2014 3:49 AM

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Nov 19, 2014 1:23 PM in response to ssls6 In response to ssls6

@nishmors

So I am not the only one, woot. People say either revert to an old backup or do a fresh install of yosemite. I dont have a hard drive lying around, might pick one up if this is not resolved by tomorrow. My question about backing up is whether File Vault encryption state is also backed up as well by Time Machine?, if it is then a Time Machine backup will do very little for me as I want to reset the File Vault state. Another question is whether or not I can WRITE on an encrypted drive my suspicions and research on the matter via googling says that an encrypted drive is just SEEN as a normal drive. So I am thinking I will be able to write over it BUT not read anything on the drive.


@Loner T

As stated in the first post, I dont have Time Machine backups enabled simply because I dont have a spare hdd or 64Gb usb lying around nor did I think that I needed it as it is only three days old. However the more I look at this issue, the more I am thinking that I might need to do buy one to back up this mac.


@ssls6

Thanks for the heads up with the link but I have checked it out already. Yosemite DOES NOT hang when logging in or even pause. I think I am quite privileged as File Vault appears to be 99% done and stuck at 99% done.


Updates:

I have checked two things out since my first post:

1. I have checked out the diskutil cs list properly and I noticed something interesting. My hard drive is listed as 250.1Gb in size, but the encrypted logical volume is listed to be 249.8Gb. I assume it is waiting for SOMETHING to unlock to either encrypt the last 0.3Gb or it has hit a dead end as its core kernel data (I assume BIOS information). In which case, I need to either find what it is that it is waiting for OR try and get the remaining space unlocked for File Vault to access, perhaps the firewall is blocking it or something.


The MacBook Air is called JohnnyWalker if you were wondering...the screenshot of diskutil cs list is below

User uploaded file


2. I have checked out the console out regarding "corestorage" and I have noticed that there are lots of start up messages. Some drives according to the console messages ARE finished encrypted but again just seem to "hang" or not complete its operations. What is interesting thought is the "resumeBackgroundTransform" message where it lists that it is ALREADY running. Concerning this I suspect that perhaps the thread has gone bad and once I Time Machine backup I will go on a thread hunt trying to kill any processes that go under a similar if not exact name and try and reboot.


Who knows a bad thread could be the cause of my issues.


Screenshot of the most recent activity is below. I have blacked out my name which is what the scribbles are.

User uploaded file

Nov 19, 2014 1:23 PM

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Nov 19, 2014 3:12 PM in response to dingleburg In response to dingleburg

On Yosemite, an encrypted system does not add up exactly between the LVG and LV, and it is not supposed to. The LVG/LV structures occupy on-disk metadata, which is not shown. For example,


diskutil cs list

CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found)

|

+-- Logical Volume Group 57578357-3715-48A5-AB8A-4107AF12F7FB

=========================================================

Name: OSY-MBP13

Status: Online

Size: 128200753152 B (128.2 GB)

Free Space: 1424523264 B (1.4 GB)

|

+-< Physical Volume 4D897085-0793-48CC-A00F-58572A56B043

| ----------------------------------------------------

| Index: 0

| Disk: disk0s2

| Status: Online

| Size: 128200753152 B (128.2 GB)

|

+-> Logical Volume Family 11EBF920-AA4B-4EC6-AC7F-7CC70E69883C

----------------------------------------------------------

Encryption Status: Unlocked

Encryption Type: None

Conversion Status: NoConversion

Conversion Direction: -none-

Has Encrypted Extents: No

Fully Secure: No

Passphrase Required: No

|

+-> Logical Volume 8A0116D5-7E1E-44D8-B2A0-8D4E4D48298D

---------------------------------------------------

Disk: disk1

Status: Online

Size (Total): 126423908352 B (126.4 GB)

Conversion Progress: -none-

Revertible: Yes (no decryption required)

LV Name: OSY-MBP13

Volume Name: OSY-MBP13

Content Hint: Apple_HFS

Nov 19, 2014 3:12 PM

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Nov 20, 2014 3:33 AM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

@dingleburg
Your diskutil report is pretty much the same as mine. I ended up buying another portable HDD (hello, insane credit card bill) to try and figure this out on my own because I'm travelling soon and the Genius Bars where I live are all booked up as usual. I've made a Carbon Copy Clone on the portable drive, and might also make a Time Machine backup just to be safe (although my laptop is also brand new so there's not much on here).
I'll reboot with the clone on the portable drive and basically erase the laptop drive, hopefully encryption and all, before cloning everything back. Hopefully this should solve my problems. I'll update you on the result asap.


Thanks for your input, everybody

Nov 20, 2014 3:33 AM

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Nov 20, 2014 4:37 AM in response to nishmors In response to nishmors

If you are buying a new machine with Yosemite, I recommend staying away from FV2, if possible, based on needs. For example, if you travel with your Mac, and worried about its safety, then you may not have much of a choice.


If you have an older OS and want to upgrade to Yosemite, and your previous OSX was FV2, I recommend not upgrading to Yosemite, unless you absolutely must have Yosemite.


The CoreStorage and FV2 and Yosemite make an explosive mix, and are fairly buggy. One option is to not use CoreStorage on Yosemite, but FV2 will use CoreStorage, with the advantage that turning off FV2 is possible which will revert your machine to regular JHFS+.

Nov 20, 2014 4:37 AM

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Nov 20, 2014 9:03 PM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

@Loner T

Thanks for the heads up, I now know File Vault is a no go.


Update:

Concerning backing up, I just did a Time Machine backup and tried to restore from the backup immediately. I was given a notice about something about the drive not being accessible, prompted to "unlock" the drive and now the whole drive is unreadable. I saved the log and it is posted below.


I have tried to reinstall the OS and according to Yosemite, the hard drive is locked and inaccessible. This is what I was worried about and now it seems to have occurred, I thought that an encrypted hard drive meant that all data was just in a different format rendering it unreadable. It seems now I have a bigger issue on my hands now.


Apple customer support it is then, that is, unless someone knows a work around for this?


The log of the restore is as follows:


Nov 20 20:40:14 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: opendirectoryd (build 382.0) launched - installer mode

Nov 20 20:40:14 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: Logging level limit changed to 'notice'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: Initialize trigger support

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: created endpoint for mach service 'com.apple.private.opendirectoryd.rpc'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: set default handler for RPC 'reset_cache'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: set default handler for RPC 'reset_statistics'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: set default handler for RPC 'show'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: starting endpoint for service 'com.apple.private.opendirectoryd.rpc'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.InterfaceNamer

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.SCNetworkReachability

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost configd[113]: loading com.apple.SystemConfiguration.ISPreference

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: no dynamic data found at '/System/Library/OpenDirectory/DynamicData/Configure.plist'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: Registered node with name '/Configure' as hidden

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: no dynamic data found at '/System/Library/OpenDirectory/DynamicData/Local.plist'

Nov 20 20:40:15 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: Registered node with name '/Local' as hidden

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: com.apple.SystemConfiguration.ISPreference load failed

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: dlopen_preflight(/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/InternetSharingPreference. bundle/Contents/MacOS/InternetSharingPreference): Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Netrb.framework/Versions/A/Netrb

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: Referenced from: /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/InternetSharingPreference.bundle/Contents/M acOS/InternetSharingPreference

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: Reason: image not found

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: loading com.apple.SystemConfiguration.ApplicationFirewall

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.KernelEventMonitor

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.LinkConfiguration

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.PreferencesMonitor

Nov 20 20:40:17 localhost configd[113]: loading com.apple.SystemConfiguration.EAPOLController

Nov 20 20:40:18 localhost configd[113]: loading com.apple.SystemConfiguration.IPConfiguration

Nov 20 20:40:18 localhost configd[113]: adding com.apple.SystemConfiguration.IPMonitor

Nov 20 20:40:18 localhost configd[113]: skipped com.apple.SystemConfiguration.Logger (disabled)

Nov 20 20:40:19 localhost configd[113]: updateConfiguration(): no preferences.

Nov 20 20:40:20 localhost configd[113]: LSExceptions [0x7fb542fdafb0] loaded

Nov 20 20:40:23 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: 125.1 - Client: apsd, UID: 0, EUID: 0, GID: 0, EGID: 0

Nov 20 20:40:23 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: 125.1 - ODNodeCreateWithNameAndOptions request, SessionID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, Name: /Search, Options: 0x0

Nov 20 20:40:23 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: 125.1 - ODNodeCreateWithNameAndOptions failed with error 'Unknown node name' (2000)

Nov 20 20:40:23 localhost configd[113]: network changed.

Nov 20 20:40:26 localhost Unknown[376]: kern.boottime: { sec = 1416544801, usec = 0 } Thu Nov 20 20:40:01 2014

Nov 20 20:40:26 localhost Unknown[389]: Launching the Language Chooser for an OS Install

Nov 20 20:40:34 localhost configd[113]: LSExceptions [0x7fb542fdafb0] unloaded

Nov 20 20:40:42 localhost opendirectoryd[123]: 125 - Client: 'apsd', exited with 0 session(s), 0 node(s) and 0 active request(s)

Nov 20 20:40:46 localhost configd[113]: InterfaceNamer: No current set

Nov 20 20:40:46 localhost configd[113]: New network configuration saved

Nov 20 20:40:46 localhost configd[113]: network changed.

Nov 20 20:40:51 localhost Language Chooser[390]: Setting system to install/recovery mode.

Nov 20 20:40:52 localhost Unknown[391]: Setting boot completed.

Nov 20 20:40:52 localhost Language Chooser[390]: Could not read prev-lang:kbd to set keyboard.

Nov 20 20:40:56 localhost configd[113]: network changed: v4(en0+:192.168.0.102) DNS+ Proxy+ SMB

Nov 20 20:40:56 MacBook-Air.local configd[113]: setting hostname to "MacBook-Air.local"

Nov 20 20:40:57 MacBook-Air.local Language Chooser[390]: Ordering out cinematic windows.

Nov 20 20:40:57 MacBook-Air.local Language Chooser[390]: Not hiding Language Chooser in progress callback

Nov 20 20:41:42 MacBook-Air.local Language Chooser[390]: Launching the Springboard using language code "en"

Nov 20 20:41:43 MacBook-Air.local OSIESpringboard[402]: LSExceptions [0x7f8be140aba0] loaded

Nov 20 20:41:43 MacBook-Air.local OSIESpringboard[402]: Can not connect to /var/run/systemkeychaincheck.socket: No such file or directory

Nov 20 20:41:43 MacBook-Air.local OSIESpringboard[402]: Failed to unlock login keychain.

Nov 20 20:41:45 MacBook-Air.local Language Chooser[390]: Hiding Language Chooser in window counter

Nov 20 20:41:45 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: Keyboard Layouts: duplicate keyboard layout identifier -16899.

Nov 20 20:41:45 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: Keyboard Layouts: keyboard layout identifier -16899 has been replaced with -28673.

Nov 20 20:41:45 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: Keyboard Layouts: duplicate keyboard layout identifier -16900.

Nov 20 20:41:45 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: Keyboard Layouts: keyboard layout identifier -16900 has been replaced with -28674.

Nov 20 20:41:49 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: LSExceptions [0x7fbd6ac45960] loaded

Nov 20 20:41:53 MacBook-Air.local storagekitd[405]: Starting SKDaemon...

Nov 20 20:41:53 MacBook-Air.local storagekitd[405]: Client entitled for destructive operations

Nov 20 20:41:53 MacBook-Air.local storagekitd[405]: Adding client connection <NSXPCConnection: 0x7f82bb402560> connection from pid 404

Nov 20 20:41:54 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: connection test:success

Nov 20 20:41:54 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:41:54.086 Time Machine System Restore[404:11297] connection test:success

Nov 20 20:41:54 MacBook-Air.local OSIESpringboard[402]: LSExceptions [0x7f8be140aba0] unloaded

Nov 20 20:41:59 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: LSExceptions [0x7fbd6ac45960] unloaded

Nov 20 20:42:01 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:42:01.753 Time Machine System Restore[404:11259] Failed to connect (initialKeyView) outlet from (TMSRSelectSnapshotViewController) to (XISnapshotTableView): missing setter or instance variable

Nov 20 20:42:03 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: connection test:success

Nov 20 20:42:03 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:42:03.904 Time Machine System Restore[404:11305] connection test:success

Nov 20 20:42:03 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Using cached backup size 45245841408

Nov 20 20:42:07 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Can not connect to /var/run/systemkeychaincheck.socket: No such file or directory

Nov 20 20:42:28 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Preventing machine sleep.

Nov 20 20:42:28 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: [RESTORE] erasing disk 'Macintosh HD'

Nov 20 20:42:28 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: [RESTORE] erase started

Nov 20 20:42:29 MacBook-Air.local storagekitd[405]: Erase Complete, Mount Point: (null)

Nov 20 20:42:29 MacBook-Air.local storagekitd[405]: Recache Complete, Mount Point: (null)

Nov 20 20:42:29 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: [RESTORE] error erasing disk: Error Domain=com.apple.DiskManagement Code=-69666 "This Core Storage operation is not allowed on a sparse logical volume group." UserInfo=0x7fbd6ae1a730 {NSLocalizedDescription=This Core Storage operation is not allowed on a sparse logical volume group.}

Nov 20 20:42:29 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:42:29.020 Time Machine System Restore[404:11305] NSAlert is being used from a background thread, which is not safe. This is probably going to crash sometimes. Break on void _NSAlertWarnUnsafeBackgroundThreadUsage() to debug. This will be logged only once. This may break in the future.

Nov 20 20:43:21 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: GetDYLDEntryPointWithImage(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CacheDelete.framew ork/CacheDelete,CacheDeleteCopyPurgeableSpaceWithInfo) failed.

Nov 20 20:43:21 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:43 Time Machine System Restore[404] (FSEvents.framework) FSEventStreamStart: ERROR: FSEvents_connect() => Unknown service name (1102)

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: CoreServices logging is enabled,

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: SFL Favorites initialized.

Nov 20 20:43:22 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Folder Manager is being asked to create a folder (docs) while running as uid 0

Nov 20 20:43:28 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Failed to write log file to /private/var/root/Installer Log 11-20-14.txt

Nov 20 20:43:34 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:43:34.646 Time Machine System Restore[404:12849] Metadata.framework [Error]: couldn't get the client port

Nov 20 20:43:36 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:43 Time Machine System Restore[404] (FSEvents.framework) FSEventStreamStart: ERROR: FSEvents_connect() => Unknown service name (1102)

Nov 20 20:43:36 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:43:36 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:43:36 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Folder Manager is being asked to create a folder (docs) while running as uid 0

Nov 20 20:44:22 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:44:22.595 Time Machine System Restore[404:13060] Metadata.framework [Error]: couldn't get the client port

Nov 20 20:45:17 MacBook-Air.local Unknown[391]: 2014-11-20 20:45 Time Machine System Restore[404] (FSEvents.framework) FSEventStreamStart: ERROR: FSEvents_connect() => Unknown service name (1102)

Nov 20 20:45:17 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:45:17 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Connection to sharingd became invalid

Nov 20 20:45:17 MacBook-Air.local OSInstaller[404]: Folder Manager is being asked to create a folder (docs) while running as uid 0

Nov 20, 2014 9:03 PM

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Nov 20, 2014 9:45 PM in response to dingleburg In response to dingleburg

Hey @dingleburg


im not entirely sure what you ended up doing to the drive (also I'm knackered after an all nighter so my comprehension skills are at an all time low). I'm going to assume that your portable hard drive and laptop disk are still functioone.


here's what worked for me

download carbon copy clonet (it's free, you get a 30 day trial with full functionalit's) and clone your internal hard drive(as SOURCE) to your external (asDESTINATION) using the carbon copy closer programme. Probably worth erasing the external drive first. And no, it won't clone as an encrypted drive - also there is NO NEED to add a recovery partition as carbon copy closer will ask you. A recovery partition will copy the encryption as well, and you don't need that, nor is it required to make the clone bootable.


once it's cloned, reboot your computer (with the external drive still plugged in) and once you hear the reboot tone hold down the OPTION key. you'll be asked to choose the drive you want to boot from. Pick the external drive and the laptop will boot from your "cloned" drive on the external disk.

once you're all booted up,open disk utility and use it to erase your internal drive(MACINTOSH HD or whatever its called) into the journal extended format (do NOT pick the one which says encrypted). It may ask you for your password to "unlock" MACINTOSH HDat some point, which is fine, enter whatever that may be. Once it's erased,open the carbon copy cloner programme and "clone" the drive this time with your external drive as SOURCE and internal as DESTINATION. Once that's done, go to system preferences and under "startup disk" pick your internal drive and click reboot. it should work as normal then,with all your files and FileVault will be turned off.bootcamp also works fine after that.


hope this helps, good luck

Nov 20, 2014 9:45 PM

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Nov 21, 2014 12:08 AM in response to nishmors In response to nishmors

@nishmors

Thanks for the heads up, your post would have helped so much more, but I called up the Apple Support, they told me to erase the disk via terminal then setup a single partition and then download the 5Gb installer for Yosemite. At the moment it is sitting at 26 hours download time...fun times with Mac.


I am thinking that File Vault has a higher priority over Time Machine as it is working with the hardware rather than the software. Time Machine is then simply a "snapshot" or an instance of the OS X, where as File Vault works with the whole system.


Anyways long story short, I am now using an erased drive, running the recovery HD to download the proper Yosemite OS just to get rid of the File Vault issue.


Lesson learned: dont use File Vault.

Nov 21, 2014 12:08 AM

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