[Resolved] stuck validating

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[Resolved] stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 03:12

Hi, I'm running virtualbox v5.2.18 and trying to install macOS High Sierra from iso. I ran through all the steps in the install guide pinned to this forum section and it's been on the step of "validate_root_image: validating root dmg /macOS Install Data/BaseSyste.dmg" for about 1.5 hours. Is there something I can do to get it to move past this step?
Last edited by socratis on 26. Oct 2018, 20:13, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as [Resolved].
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 03:15

log attached
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Re: stuck validating

Postby socratis » 26. Oct 2018, 09:12

ZenJim wrote:I'm running virtualbox v5.2.18
5.2.20 is out, consider upgrading.

ZenJim wrote:trying to install macOS High Sierra from iso
Where did you get the ISO from?

ZenJim wrote:in the install guide pinned to this forum section
You have more than 1 post and you're a member for more than 1 days. Can you post the link so that we have no misunderstandings to what you refer to?

ZenJim wrote:and it's been on the step of "validate_root_image: validating root dmg /macOS Install Data/BaseSyste.dmg" for about 1.5 hours
If that's from the log you provided, I don't see:
  1. a mounted ISO,
  2. 1.5 hours of logging,
  3. the VM being shut down completely before grabbing the log.
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 15:11

Hi

I've not upgraded to 5.2.20 because it was crashing to much for me and I was forced to downgrade.
here's the link from the pinned posting of the install guide:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=85631

the install guide says to eject the iso in step 5
I let it run all night and it's still stuck on that same step of "validate_root_image: validating root dmg /macOS Install Data/BaseSyste.dmg"

I just now shutdown the vm and attached the newest log
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 16:35

I had gotten the High Sierra from a friend, but decided to download Mojave from Apple Store and make my own iso.
I used the steps in this article to make the iso: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/VirtualBo ... e/Mac_OS_X
but it kept making the iso into an iso.cdr. I renamed it to just iso extension. But when I tried to boot to it, it would but to the EFI shell.
so I followed the steps in this article: https://tylermade.net/2017/10/05/how-to ... installer/
and it also put the .iso.cdr extension but I also renamed it to just the .iso extension. I booted to it and it booted properly to the install. However, it kept getting stuck during the boot up process. I then reread the article viewtopic.php?f=22&t=85631 on how to install macOS and saw the part "Accept the defaults, with the exception of RAM, number of vCPUs and amount of HD." I had chosen the default 1 cpu. I changed it to 2 cpus and it booted to the installer just fine.
However, the keyboard and mouse don't work.
I found the following last entries in the log:

00:00:06.473577 EFI: Adding variable 7c436110-ab2a-4bbb-a880-fe41995c9f82::'platform-uuid' fAttrib=0x7 cbValue=0x10
00:00:06.487188 EHCI: USB Suspended
00:00:06.487290 EHCI: Hardware reset
00:00:07.424590 AHCI#0: Reset the HBA
00:00:07.424622 VD#0: Cancelling all active requests
00:00:07.883999 EHCI: Hardware reset
00:00:07.884077 EHCI: USB Operational
00:00:07.968054 EHCI: USB Suspended
00:00:08.973303 EHCI: USB Operational
00:00:09.056639 EHCI: USB Suspended


so for some reason it appears to be suspending the USB making keyboard and mouse unusable.
I've shutdown the guest and attached full logs
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 16:55

ok, I fixed the USB issue by changing the settings to USB 3.0 instead of the default 2.0
Installation is proceeding now...
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Re: stuck validating

Postby socratis » 26. Oct 2018, 17:22

ZenJim wrote:ok, I fixed the USB issue by changing the settings to USB 3.0 instead of the default 2.0
The instructions were amended to reflect that oversight.

ZenJim wrote:I used the steps in this article to make the iso ...
ZenJim wrote:so I followed the steps in this article...
On the top of the article "[HowTo] Install OSX 10.13 in a VM" that you quoted, there is a link to another article: [HowTo] Create OSX ISO from the OSX Install app. That works too... ;)
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 17:47

I was able to get it to proceed with the installation, but now on reboot it keeps booting to the UEFI shell.
I tried exiting the UEFI shell and resetting system but that didn't help.

any ideas? Latest logs attached
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Re: stuck validating

Postby socratis » 26. Oct 2018, 18:39

macOS Mojave-2018-10-26-10-46-03.log.zip

Are you trying to install 10.14 as a guest? Forget it, not yet supported.
See: macOS 10.14 Mojave Guest and APFS Support.
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 19:38

well poo. OK, and High Sierra is no longer available from the App Store, so no go on this project.

thanks!
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Re: stuck validating

Postby ZenJim » 26. Oct 2018, 20:11

I decided to try the High Sierra iso that my friend gave me, using the lessons learned during this project and I successfully got it to install and I'm on the desktop!

thanks for the help, you can mark this resolved. :D
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Re: stuck validating

Postby socratis » 26. Oct 2018, 20:12

Glad you got it going. Marking as [Resolved].
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