- Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm
After reading around the forum I believe my issue is that my drive was partitioned by transmac as an apple partition scheme instead of using disk utility to make it GUID, which is causing the EFI partition to become part of the root file structure instead of it's own boot enabled partiton. This was because the disk utility kept failing to format the drive properly. I've managed to correct this issue by using windows diskpart to clean the drive and change it's partition scheme to GPT, then erasing the drive with disk utility prior to MacOS install. I am however still having one issue, MacOS is failing to install on the drive when it has a GUID partition scheme. The installer log shows the installation process reaches the point of beginning the extraction, but never actually extracts. Leaving the installer to run for several hours does not help, both drive indicator lights show no transfer of data, and yes I did keep the mouse moving to stop the installer from going to sleep. When I installed to an apple partition scheme the installation did actually occur within 15 min. I have no idea how to fix this and would greatly appreciate help in resolving this issue.
CPU: Ryzen 1600 @ 3.9GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350 Plus
GPU: MSI RX 580 4GB Armor OC
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 MHz
Disks : Windows - 250GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe & 2TB Seagate HDD
Mac OS (Hopefully)- 500GB Samsung HDD