Lessons from Installing MacOS High Sierra
Yesterday the new MacOS High Sierra was available for download. I wanted to do a clean install on my Macbook Pro because it was getting buggy.
I’ve never done a clean install on MacBook because I am not too familiar with MacOS. I am more a Windows person than Mac. I usually take the easiest way to upgrade because I am afraid to mess things up.
I searched how to do a clean install and most of the results showed that I needed to create a bootable disk. I tried to follow the steps shown but I met so many failures and I did not understand the mistakes that I made. I just could not figure out what I needed to type in the Terminal, I tried to copy paste and adjusted for the drive, but somehow it was not successful. Finally, I found a video tutorial that showed me how to do it. I tried more than three times before I was actually successful in creating the bootable disk.
I plugged in the drive and restart. I followed the instructions on how to install but apparently, I missed one step, that was erasing the hard disk. I ended up with just an upgrade and not a clean install.
I tried once again and this time, I erased the hard disk and at last, I successfully did my clean install of MacOS High Sierra.
- Not all tutorials for doing something are the same. You have to find the ones that you can understand and use.
- Try and try again. It sounds cliché but it is the way to learn something new.
- If you are not aware of your mistakes, you cannot rectify the problems.
- Even when you have made a progress, sometimes you have to go back and re-do because the result may not be what you really want.