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[Guide] How to remove 'Boot OS X install from partition' from Clover bootloader

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Hello people,

In this quick guide I'll show you how to remove the 'Boot OS X install from partition' from your Clover bootloader. This problem might occur after a successful installation of OS X with both Yosemite and El Capitan. I don't know if this also happens on versions below 10.10.

The Problem:


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A bloated bootloader due to 'Boot OS X install from partition' options. These will still be there, even though OS X has been installed successfully. Since the install partitions have the same UUID as the boot partitions, you can not hide them using Clover Configurator.

The Solution:

First, enable 'show hidden files'.

Terminal:
Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE;killall Finder

I personally use this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32882/showhiddenfiles little tool so I will not have to remember that command line every time I want to use it.

Pressing spacebar in the Clover boot menu gives you some extra information of the partition you will be booting. I had two 'Install partitions' per OS X installation. Pressing the spacebar referred me to the following folders:

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The solution is simple and safe. Navigate to your main partition. Now look for 2 folders: IABootFiles (hidden) and OS X Install Data.

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Delete those folders, empty your trash, reboot and you will be good to go! Remember, without 'show hidden files' enabled, you will not be able to see (and remove) the first one.

There was no clear solution on the internet so I decided to create this thread.

Best regards,

Thijmen.

Just in case someone is looking to remove the High Sierra installer partition from clover: there was no IABootFiles folder for me. I just went ahead and removed .IAProductInfo and the macOS Install Data folder (different naming! check that there is a 10.13 reference inside that folder).

Thanks!

So i can delete these 2 right?
 

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So i can delete these 2 right?

Deleting ".IAProductInfo" and the "macOS install Data" folder, was working for me as well. (@ 10.13.6)
 

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This worked for me (Deleting ".IAProductInfo" and the "macOS install Data") on High Sierra, 10.13.6.

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Same problem, 10.13.6 but I can't find: ".IAProductInfo" and "macOS install Data"
 
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Hi thanks!

This was driving me nuts and this solved it as a previous poster said on High Sierra the IABootFiles folder isn't there but removed .IAProductInfo and it's gone from clover bootloader

Many thanks to all!

josh8xy said:
Just in case someone is looking to remove the High Sierra installer partition from clover: there was no IABootFiles folder for me. I just went ahead and removed .IAProductInfo and the macOS Install Data folder (different naming! check that there is a 10.13 reference inside that folder).

Thanks!
 
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I'm unable to delete the folder "macOS Install Data" - says it's required by macOS. How can I force delete it ?
 
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That folder is protected by the SIP. You need to boot from the Recovery HD, open Terminal from the Utilities’ menu in the screen's menubar. At the prompt enter the following:

csrutil disable

Press RETURN. Reboot the computer normally. After removing the unwanted folder reboot from the Recovery HD, open the Terminal as before and enter:

csrutil enable

Press RETURN. Restart normally.
 
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What about Mojave? I can't see any folder in root directory.
 
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