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    install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3

    lse123 Enthusiast

      I went install macOS from recovery partition... choosing when during boot VM reinstall macOS but

       

      pass 1h30min and is below 20% the install and showed remains 6min now shows 5min remains... why delays so much...? I have to await???

       

      my hardware

      mbp 2016 15"

      install on ext ssd disk

       

      fusion pro 8.5.3

        • 1. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
          lse123 Enthusiast

          I have CANCELLED IT

           

          WHY SO DELAYS...?  1 h 30 min go less than 20% but min shows 5 min remaining but Not move

          • 2. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
            wila Guru
            User ModeratorsCommunity WarriorsvExpert

            Hi,

             

            In your case I would check the system logs and see if there's an answer there.

            Last time I did this it was no more than 5 minutes and that was also Fusion 8.5.3 on macOS Sierra.

             

            If you don't know how-to look at the system logs then create a support bundle via the help menu and attach it here to a reply.

             

            --

            Wil

            | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
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            • 3. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
              lse123 Enthusiast

              see here logs [click] >>>

                Untitled Document

               

              the other way is from Fusion menu help???

              • 4. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                wila Guru
                Community WarriorsUser ModeratorsvExpert

                Hi,

                 

                The attach file button is in the bottom right of the reply window (a very unfortunate, easy to overlook, location)

                Your html file was hard to read as it did not have formatting, so one big blob of text.

                 

                There's some runtime errors in that log file triggered by a vmware process that are beyond my capability as end user to diagnose.

                 

                Please open a ticket with VMware, you can do so here:

                Fusion Support and open a ticket at File a Support Request

                 

                As for getting the support bundle from the help menu..

                Sorry I did not express myself well.

                For support purposes you can generate a support bundle that contains a lot of technical details about your setup, you can create it from the menu:

                Help -> "Collect Support Information", this will then generate an archive file containing the support bundle on your desktop.

                 

                --

                Wil

                | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                | Twitter @wilva
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                • 6. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                  vmxmr Hot Shot

                  Could your system be downloading the installer directly from Apple over the internet? In that case, you could be downloading several gigabytes worth of installer files. It can take a long time. It can take many hours if your internet connection is slow. I did a clean installation onto a "wiped" internal hard drive, and it took several hours on a mid-2011 core i7 iMac with a 100 mbit/sec internet link.

                   

                  FYI, I booted from an external drive, then used "dd" to wipe the internal drive, including the partition information. The recovery mechanism downloaded and ran the macOS installer from the internet. It also formatted the drive anew.

                   

                  Try running the installation again, but let it run overnight, perhaps longer if your internet connection is slow. Expect to download between 4 and 8 gigabytes from the internet for the installer.

                  • 7. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                    lse123 Enthusiast

                    this needs internet --- is Not from recovery partition ... ????

                    • 8. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                      wila Guru
                      User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

                      Thanks vmxvmr for your input on this, you raise a good point.

                       

                      this needs internet --- is Not from recovery partition ... ????

                      Yes and no, your recovery partition does not contain all the installer files needed to install macOS itself.

                       

                      Here's a part of the partition output from one of my machines:

                       

                      $ diskutil list
                      /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
                         #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
                         0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk0
                         1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
                         2:          Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD            958.4 GB   disk0s2
                         3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
                      

                      As you can see the Apple Boot Recovery HD is just 650MB, a full download of macOS is a bit over 6GB, almost 10 times as big.

                       

                      The recovery partition is just enough to either:

                      - restore from Time Machine backup

                      - run disk utility so that you can repair a broken install

                      - get help online

                      - start (re)install (which will then download the full installer)

                       

                      However the actual download only starts AFTER you startup the install, not during the "create from recovery partition" process from VMware Fusion.

                       

                      So when I run "install from recovery partition", it really just copies the 650MB from the host recovery partition to a local recovery partition on the virtual disk of the virtual machine.

                      If I understand your original question correctly that your issue is before you are running the install itself and in that case my suggestion to open a ticket with VMware still stands.

                       

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                      Wil

                      | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                      | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                      | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                      | Twitter @wilva
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                      • 9. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                        lse123 Enthusiast

                        to install from Time machine i have to connect my ext hdd backup real mac and what to choose then...?

                         

                        also can VM macOS be in ssd ext disk? and internet may not needed in this case?

                        • 10. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                          vmxmr Hot Shot

                          to install from Time machine i have to connect my ext hdd backup real mac and what to choose then...?

                           

                          also can VM macOS be in ssd ext disk? and internet may not needed in this case?

                           

                          This is the first time you mentioned "Time Machine". To restore from a Time Machine backup is different. When you boot from the recovery partition (Command-R), then you will see a menu item "Restore from Time Machine Backup". There is also a menu item, "Reinstall macOS", which is what I thought we were talking about. Obviously the two are different.

                           

                          Be careful! If you install a fresh operating system or restore a Time Machine backup, then you may overwrite the previous operating system that was installed, along with its files.

                           

                          If you install the macOS (or OS X) operating system using the recovery partition, then you will need an internet connection, just as wila already pointed out. If you want to install macOS using an installer, then the internet is not required.

                           

                          Yes, you can run a virtual machine from an external disk. I have done it many times. Just copy the virtual machine package "file" to the external disk and run it from there. If you are creating or restoring a new virtual machine, just save it to the external disk at the "Save" prompt.

                           

                          This VMware document may be helpful: Using the Recovery Environment (Recovery HD) in an OS X Virtual Machine

                          • 11. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                            lse123 Enthusiast

                            Where find iso file for macOS sierra to install in Fusion... just like i install normally a win 10 iso...???? where find mac os sierra full version ISO File... ?

                            • 12. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                              wila Guru
                              Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators

                              Hi,

                               

                              There is no iso file for macOS Sierra that you can just get. Instead the easiest way is to download the installer via the mac app store.

                              This installer then sits in your Applications folder.

                              You can drag and drop the installer on VMware Fusion instead of using an iso file.

                               

                              Steps:

                              In the menu, select File -> New -> Keep the default "Install from disc or image", click the Continue button.

                              You get a screen with the text "Choose an installation disc or image" and that's where you can drag and drop the installer.

                               

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                              Wil

                              | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                              | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                              | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                              | Twitter @wilva
                              | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com
                              • 13. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                                lse123 Enthusiast

                                says unable create the installation medium....

                                 

                                I downloaded macOS Sierra but Fusion pro deny with this message... needed rename to ISO...?  file is named Install macOS Sierra

                                • 14. Re: install macOS from recovery partition: but delays a lot - fusion pro 8.5.3
                                  wila Guru
                                  vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

                                  Hi,

                                   

                                  No, that should just work.

                                   

                                  Not that I want to repeat myself, but please open a support ticket with vmware, see one of my earlier replies on how to do that.

                                   

                                  --
                                  Wil

                                  | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                                  | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                                  | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                                  | Twitter @wilva
                                  | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com
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