I have DeployStudio working fine and build from master image for 10.12. but the workflow in deploy studio to restore the recovery partition does not seem to apply - any suggestions ?
Last edited by Grahamh84 (2017-03-09 17:10:30)
IIf you created a master using DeployStudio, you should have two files in the repository, one named IMAGE_NAME.i386.hfs.dmg, the second (about 500-650 MB in size) IMAGE_NAME.i368.recovery.dmg.
f your image is created using AutoDMG the recovery partition is inside the DMG.
Is one of these two the case? If not, the button to restore the recovery partition will fail due to lack of source files.....
check your log file (cmd-L while running the workflow) for details (in this case: missing step....)
I'm having the same exact issue.
I have the two dmg files, after imaging, I perform a diskutil list and it shows both drives.
After reboot the Recovery Drive is gone.
Could it be the Finalize script?
On DS Admin
My workflow is set to "Restore" from a master image of 10.12 from pre-built Mac and not a thin image
- Use the first available disk
- Image set to HSF
- Don't check restoration
- Rename ByHost pref
- Restore system recovery partitions ------ (This is what confuses me that this is ticked but not applied )
My next option was to use AutoDmg with AutoPkgr as thin image
Anyone have any luck with this yet? I am using the same process to capture images using DS workflow, but now I only get the Macintosh HD partition and not that and the recovery partition.
This is really an annoying issue with the 2016 MacBook Pros, sometimes I'll get a Recovery Disk, sometimes I won't, please update the software or provide an answer.
I had the Logs run during my last install, and there is an error during the unmounting of the Recovery Partition.
Error 16, Resource Busy
My issue is happening with the 2015 MacBook Pros on DS v1.7.6. Didn't have issue on 1.7.2
I figured out a workaround,
Download a copy of Recovery Partition Creator 4.x from here:
Download the Sierra Installer from the Mac Store
Put them both on your boot drive.
Startup on your boot drive, and erase the Macintosh HD,
Then open Recovery Partition Creator 4.0.4, and go through the steps, DO NOT SKIP the disk check.
It will ask you for the Sierra installer and then finish, now you will have a Recovery Drive, run a diskutil list in terminal to confirm.
Now run DeployStudio and image your drive,
This has worked for me twice so far....good luck!
I'm not sure I'm understanding your instructions. You are booting to your system partition (Macintosh HD) and erasing it? I'm pretty sure if I boot my Mac off its Macintosh HD partition, I can't erase said Macintosh HD partition. Did you mean to boot to the Recovery partition? I am REALLY sorry I'm not following. I honestly haven't yet tried this, but the directions just leave me baffled. Could you please elaborate just a bit more?
Last edited by kratliff (2017-03-20 16:28:13)
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
I think my usage of the word "boot" threw you off, I was referring to an external drive.
I use an external startup drive that has my images on it and the deploystudio software.
Start up off that drive, Then reformat the internal drive, then run the Recovery Partition script, then image the internal drive with DS.
You also run the script after you image.