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updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after load

Postby Timeline » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:08 pm

The drive error card does not appear till the entire download is finished yet it claims the drive was not acceptable after all the loading is done. Tried it three times and when finished it locks out sierra totally. what up with this? The machine is an 09 upgraded to 12 core 5.1. I'm using two different ssd drives. one that says its compatible. Hours spent trying this.
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby HCMarkus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:22 pm

Just a guess... do you have a Mac EFI graphics card? The HS install pushes a firmware update that must install prior to HS installation. You need something like a GT120 or ATI 5770 that provides a Mac boot screen for the HS EFI update to work.
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby Timeline » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:19 am

Its an ATI Radeon HD 5770: Where do I find a firmware update?

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x68b8
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-C0160C-180
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.436
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby HCMarkus » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 am

Timeline wrote:Its an ATI Radeon HD 5770: Where do I find a firmware update?

The firmware update is for your Mac, not the GPU, and is pushed at the start of the upgrade to High Sierra. If your 5770 GPU is an official Mac version (provides a boot screen), it should work fine.
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby Timeline » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:16 am

HCMarkus wrote:
Timeline wrote:Its an ATI Radeon HD 5770: Where do I find a firmware update?

The firmware update is for your Mac, not the GPU, and is pushed at the start of the upgrade to High Sierra. If your 5770 GPU is an official Mac version (provides a boot screen), it should work fine.

Not sure it is an original card. Bought used but it works and boots in El Cap. How do I tell?
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby James Steele » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Timeline wrote:
HCMarkus wrote:
Timeline wrote:Its an ATI Radeon HD 5770: Where do I find a firmware update?

The firmware update is for your Mac, not the GPU, and is pushed at the start of the upgrade to High Sierra. If your 5770 GPU is an official Mac version (provides a boot screen), it should work fine.

Not sure it is an original card. Bought used but it works and boots in El Cap. How do I tell?


I know HC is more of an expert than me, but I think one way you can tell is that if you reboot your Mac and hold down the "Option" key, if you then see the screen where icons representing the connected drives appear allowing you to choose which one to boot from, then you have the Mac specific card. It's my understanding that although the generic cards will work after the Mac is booted, it won't show you this screen. That is a reason I've always been skittish about using generic graphics cards, as I was afraid I might have some sort of trouble and *need* to see this screen so I could boot into a specific partition.
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby HCMarkus » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:34 am

James Steele wrote: I think one way you can tell is that if you reboot your Mac and hold down the "Option" key, if you then see the screen where icons representing the connected drives appear allowing you to choose which one to boot from, then you have the Mac specific card. It's my understanding that although the generic cards will work after the Mac is booted, it won't show you this screen.

James is right. Timeline, is your 5770 the card you used when you upgraded your Mac's firmware from 4,1 to 5,1? If so, it is a Mac EFI card. If not, that may very well be your issue. Try the GT120 your Mac Pro came with if you've still got it.

General Note for Mac Pro Modders: If you ever update your GPU, always hang on to the old original, just in case! Although I'm running an AMD RX460 in the studio, ye ol' GT120 is standing by in the closet, ready for a quick swap if necessary.
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby Timeline » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:11 am

HC no it wasn't. I used the original mac card when I did the first boot to 5.1 Not sure what happened to the old graphics card HC.

Thanks james for that tip, yes, the OS drive options appear.

Again, OS 10/12 claims when it finishes the upgrade that the drive is not worthy. :-)
Still baffled. As mentioned I have two SSDs and OS allows me to load to the crucial then fails.

Possibly HC you know of a 2TB SSD that IS definitely compatible?

They are:
Crucial_CT2050MX300SSD1: Lets me load but fails at the end. Crucial says it should work.
Capacity: 2.05 TB (2,050,408,636,416 bytes)
Model: Crucial_CT2050MX300SSD1
Revision: M0CR031
Serial Number: 163413C8275E
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Medium Type: Solid State
TRIM Support: No
Bay Name: Bay 4
Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
disk0s1:
Capacity: 32 KB (32,256 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s1
Content: Apple_partition_map
Main Music SSD:
Capacity: 2.05 TB (2,050,274,377,728 bytes)
Available: 1.26 TB (1,264,768,122,880 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /
Content: Apple_HFS
Volume UUID: 1896F439-A4F9-3554-B21E-6AC9641E43C2

AND...

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2TB: I know this ones not loadable for Seirra

Capacity: 2.05 TB (2,048,408,248,320 bytes)
Model: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2TB
Revision: EXM02B6Q
Serial Number: S2KMNCAH202407F
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Medium Type: Solid State
TRIM Support: No
Bay Name: Bay 1
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
EFI:
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk1s1
Content: EFI
Volume UUID: 0E239BC6-F960-3107-89CF-1C97F78BB46B
2TB ssd #2Back:
Capacity: 2.05 TB (2,048,064,274,432 bytes)
Available: 487.93 GB (487,929,167,872 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/2TB ssd #2Back
Content: Apple_HFS
Volume UUID: 8D4C1A1D-D958-3104-B548-6ED86CB9F1F0
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby HCMarkus » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 am

Timeline wrote:HC no it wasn't. I used the original mac card when I tried the first boot to 5.1
Thanks james for that trying now. Will post results.

I predict success. :lol: :smash:
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Re: updating to high sierra fails saying drive error after l

Postby Timeline » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:52 am

see previous post as i updated it. :smash:
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