- May 3, 2012
- Intel DH67BL
- Core i7-2600K
- Intel HD 3000
- Mobile Phone
EFI partition is always created by Disk Utility when you partition a disk as GPT.I'm using a clover installer on USB in conjunction with the HS Install app. I'm a bit confused about the EFI partition and whether that it is a bit of necessary code that is always present and created by the Apple installer or purely a Clover created hack that fools Apple software into booting on a non Apple machine.
I've done several installs from El Cap onwards and the EFI partition was always created as part of the process of using UniBeast so I was wondering if the hack to disable APFS was disrupting the install. I've followed your instructions but only the one big volume is being created:
Create bootable USB using UniBeast and boot from it choosing the external file on the USB
Open Disk Utility and wipe SSD with HFS Journaled (creating large partition that fills SSD)
Click install to add files to SSD
Reboot with USB and choose USB installer to boot from again
Run Terminal and do the xml change
Reboot from USB and boot from (modified) installer on SSD
Keep choosing SSD installer after reboots until complete
This results in a working system and the file system being correct but just one partition on the SSD and no EFI or other partitions.
Thanks for your help and any guidance is most appreciated.
You should not expect Clover to be automatically installed to it, nor for the EFI partition to be automatically mounted.
You can read about how to mount EFI in the laptop FAQ:
Also, the EFI partition is always hidden in Disk Utility, so don't expect to see it there.