How to properly build a MacBook Air 2017 system on a pendrive?
I am working on a 13 inches 2017 macbook air, I need to have a system on pendrive recent enough to install a newer SSD.
Bios recovery is running Mac OS X which is too old.
Mac is running 12.6.1 I have been trying to download on the mac 12.6.2 and install on a stick. I did have some struggle to format the stick but I managed.
I have tried on two different verified good sticks one 128gb the other 64gb.
Result is the same progress is fast then kind of fast then stuck at less than a minute. I wait for hours then it boots into a black screen with progress bar then error message pops up reboot same.
What am I doing wrong? Can I trick it somewhat and build my stick on windows?
I am no mac expert so I am a bit stuck and don't know what trick to pull.
Is this a good question?
What SSD are you planning on using? Are you saying that you need a certain version of MacOS to be able to use the SSD?
by Andrew S
The recovery on this mac tun MacOS X which is missing drivers for nvme disk. I tried various nvme disk and adapters combination. It whould work with MacOS XI or XII but I have a hard time doing a sitck install of this OS.
by looping z
@loopingz What version of MacOS do you want to use on the computer?
by Andrew S