- Aug 27, 2018
- Asus Prime Z370 A
- UHD 630
- Mobile Phone
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.
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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.
First, enable 'show hidden files'.
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.
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).
So i can delete these 2 right?