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Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Trying to move a macos installation onto a larger disk

Dust Mite and I are trying to move a macosx installation onto a larger hard drive, but have run headlong into the steaming pile of shit that is apfs. I can’t actually delete an apfs filesystem from inside macos, so I need to fire up clonezilla and dd half a gigabyte of zeros to the disk. Siiigh.

(This macbook is somewhat broken – it doesn’t seem to recognize more than 8gb of core, plus the trackpad starts flaking out when the computer warms up – and needs to be replaced. Fortunately mid-2012 mbps are still available and can be snagged on ebay for not too much money.)