Re: APFS & FileSystem attributes


I’ve heard it *rumoured* (YMMV) that the public release of HS will only support bootable APFS on SSD-only machines - no support for platters or even Fusion platter/ssd drives. 

That’s a step-back from the latest beta, so perhaps there are some irresolvable issues about using APFS on spinning metal. 



On 23 Aug 2017, at 01:22, Alex Zavatone <zav@...> wrote:

James, I’ve got time this afternoon to help on this front if you want.  Please contact me offline if you’d like.  


On Aug 22, 2017, at 1:03 PM, James Walker <list2@...> wrote:

On 8/21/2017 8:44 AM, 2551phil wrote:
On 16 Aug 2017, at 09:42, Sean McBride <sean@...> wrote:

You could presumably test it in a VM, or using a spare old external drive or USB key, or even just create a disk image.  You don't need an extra Mac whose boot disk can be wiped.
You do if you want to test APFS, which is only available for SSD or Fusion disks the last time I checked. 

Admittedly, I haven’t yet checked the release notes for the most recent beta, but I've been having problems getting previous betas of HS to install on Parallels anyway. 

I was able to make a disk image with APFS format, and it wasn't in the latest beta.  I didn't try making an APFS boot disk, which you might need for some kinds of testing.

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