I have a late 2013 Mac Pro with a 256GB internal SSD (MacHD). I am trying to transfer my BOOTCAMP partition to a new 1TB SSD.
MacHD is running Mojave on the Mac side, and Windows 10 Pro on the Bootcamp partition.
1TB SSD is running Big Sur and installed internally in the Mac Pro.
I ran the bootcamp assistant. The system booted to windows and got to windows setup. The installation wouldn’t complete because Windows setup said the GTP files are not in the recommended order. Gave me the option to install anyway, but I canceled out. Figured since the Bootcamp partition is setup up on 1TB SSD I’d just transfer the old install using Winclone 9.
In Big Sur I use Winclone 9 to create the Winclone image. Used restore to place the Winclone image onto 1TB SSD in the bootcamp partition.
Process runs to ~90% and stops while “Extracting file data.”
I’ve seen forum posts ranging from waiting 3 hours to 12 days to having to jig around with reformatting something.
So I would need to move “2: EFI NO NAME 104.9 MB disk0s2” to “1:EFI NO NAME 104.9 MB disk0s1,” directly after “0: GUID_partition_scheme *960.2 GB.” Am I understanding that correctly? Should the “1: Microsoft Reserved 16.8 MB disk0s1” be moved to “2: Microsoft Reserved 16.8 MB disk0s2” or removed all-together?
How do I do that? I’m not sure how to re-order partitions in Diskutil, or even if “re-ordering” them is technically the named of the required operation.
The EFI partition is always created as the first slice when using Disk Utility or Boot Camp assistant. If you use Windows tools to format the disk, it can add the EFI partition at another location. Winclone currently expects it to be at the first slice.
Based on my test is visible that you should create first windows partition with Boot Camp assistant by selecting the size and even windows iso, after the restart, just stop the installation of windows and boot again in macOS and then open Winclone and select newly created partition and restore it
Not when you put it that way. But up to this point I had no idea that I didn’t need to use bootcamp assistant with WinClone.
The problem as I understand it now is the existence of the EFI and the Microsoft Reserved Partition. Simply erasing with disk utility does not remove the EFI or the MRP. That is actually proving to be rather difficult for me to resolve. I’m currently in the process of rewriting the partition table through the use of terminal, while booted in recovery mode from a version of OSX that will recognized the SSD drive. That’s requiring a number of detailed and time consuming steps, reformats, and fresh installs of OSX.