computer shit. long.
lol so spent the last couple of days deep cleaning and re-gooping my computer. had a couple spare drives lying around, it was time to drop them in and have some more space than before (note, this is a dang mbp) and with hopefully more speed (one’s a ssd that no longer can be a boot drive; had it laying around for a few years). nothing documented online worked at all, at least not that i could find. using the corestorage method and the resetfusion script (same thing) i got the same error message – the volume would be made just fine, but the damn thing would fail to format after that point. only the virtual drive. individual volumes, they didn’t give a shit.
ok, shut it down, plucked all the cables, cleaned them out, made sure every bit of dust was gone, reseated them, started the computer back up, started the internet recovery mode, waited another two hours, that whole dance...
ok, so i try it again, doing what the internet showed me. same fuckin result, right? so then i figure i’ll try another way, since apfs looks like it’s just naturally fuckin built for multiple physical volumes to a logical one (does dynamic resizing and a bunch of other fun stuff). online tells me nothing, so i’m probing in the terminal and eventually i pull it off, i make my fusion disk, it’s apfs and it formats and mounts Perfectly. alright, time to install the damn thing.
hit the menu to quit the terminal and hop into time machine and just before the screen goes black i realize instead of quitting the terminal i hit shut down.
anyway got a few hours to wait again. extra long wait times, thanks to being out in the damn backwoods on an rf connection. ayyyyyyy 🙃
so all this i’m typing into my phone, lol