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Deploy Mac OSX with recovery partition k2000

09/26/2017 1495 views
I am currently stumped on deploying a mac image that includes the recovery partition. We need this to support device encryption. I referenced the below document and have not been able to make any progress as this seem to be referencing an older OSX version. I tried to update the scripts to my current version but the deployment now stops with "remaining partition space is too low."

https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/131931

I contacted support and the informed me that they dont support this and that I should ask my question on ITNinja.  Any help you can provide will be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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  • hi, did you get this sorted as i want to add recovery pations to my mac images thanks
  • if its any help, i extracted the .sh file from the installer and edit line 30 to inc Disk Size instead of Total size. then i added this script as a pre install task, i selected the System Image Detail to force continue on errors and so far so good.
  • The following two articles helped me out a lot. Had to update the Create Partition and the Recovery Partition tasks and was able to successfully deploy the recovery partition. The articles explain why the changes are necessary.
    http://rishidhar1.blogspot.com/2017/05/re-creating-recovery-partition-for.html
    http://www.itninja.com/question/error-creating-osx-sierra-recovery-partition

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The following two articles helped me out a lot. Had to update the Create Partition and the Recovery Partition tasks and was able to successfully deploy the recovery partition. 

The articles explain why the changes are necessary. 

http://rishidhar1.blogspot.com/2017/05/re-creating-recovery-partition-for.html 
http://www.itninja.com/question/error-creating-osx-sierra-recovery-partition
Answered 01/05/2018 by: jnchaney
Senior White Belt

  • What changes did you make to the "Create Partition" task?
    • I think they may have fixed the Create Partition task in the latest K2000 update.

      The one I use is :
      Create Single HFS+ Partition

      #!/bin/bash
      if [ `arch` = 'ppc' -o `arch` = 'ppc64' ]; then
      PartitionType=APMFormat
      else
      PartitionType=GPTFormat
      fi
      /usr/sbin/diskutil partitionDisk disk0 $PartitionType "Journaled HFS+" "$KACE_SYSTEM_DRIVE_NAME" "100%"
      • Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
      • Also had to use two different tasks for deploying the recovery environment. This one is for devices without the touchbar :


        Build OSX Recovery Partition (HighSierra)-Legacy No Touchbar


        #!/bin/bash
        #
        # note the NAME of the partition image file
        # must match the imagename below
        # example imagename="nameorpartitionimage"
        #
        imagename="highsierra.rhd"
        partloc="/opt/kace/petemp/ImageStore/$imagename"

        if [[ ! -a $partloc ]]
        then
        echo "could not find recovery partition image "
        echo "should be $partloc"
        exit 1
        fi

        dcheck=`diskutil list | grep disk0s | wc -l | awk '{print $1}'`
        if [[ $dcheck != "2" ]]
        then
        echo "can not be run on disk0 without and existing HFS partition"
        echo "or with more than one. there are $dcheck on disk0"
        exit 1
        fi


        let rpartsizeb=`ls -l $partloc | awk '{print $5}'`
        let rpartsizes=$rpartsizeb/512

        let tds=`diskutil info disk0 | grep "Disk Size" | awk '{print $5}' | sed 's/(//g'`

        let efisize=220200960

        let partsize=$tds-$rpartsizeb-$efisize
        if (($partsize<$efisize))
        then
        echo "remaining partition space is too low ($partsize)"
        echo "no room for OS"
        exit 1
        fi
        res="$partsize""B"

        /usr/sbin/diskutil resizeVolume "$KACE_SYSTEM_DRIVE_NAME" "$res"

        slice=`df | grep disk0 | awk '{print $1}' `

        sleep 5
        /usr/bin/hdiutil detach $slice

        let parts=`gpt show disk0 | grep 48465300 | awk '{print $1 }'`
        let partl=`gpt show disk0 | grep 48465300 | awk '{print $2 }'`
        let partbase=$parts+$partl
        gpt add -b $partbase -s $rpartsizes -t 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC disk0
        pname="Recovery HD"

        dd if=$partloc of=/dev/disk0s3
        sleep 2
        /usr/bin/hdiutil detach $slice
        gpt label -i 3 -l "$pname" disk0


        exit 0

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