How to fix - couldn’t create a preboot volume for APFS install
One possible solution for fixing the "Couldn’t create a preboot volume for APFS install" error is to try the following steps:
- Boot into Recovery mode by holding down Command + R while restarting your Mac.
- Open Disk Utility from the Recovery mode menu.
- Select your Mac's hard disk from the list of available disks.
- Click on the Erase button at the top of the screen.
- In the Format dropdown menu, select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".
- Enter a name for your hard drive and click on the Erase button.
- Once the erasing process is complete, close Disk Utility and open the Terminal app.
- Type date into the Terminal and press Enter.
- If the date and time displayed are incorrect, enter the following command: date mmddHHMMyy (replace mm, dd, HH, MM, and yy with the correct values for the current date and time).
- Quit the Terminal app and restart your Mac.
- Attempt to install macOS again.
Hopefully, these steps will resolve the "Couldn’t create a preboot volume for APFS install" error.
Another possible solution to the "Couldn’t create a preboot volume for APFS install" error is to reset the NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory) on your Mac. Here are the steps to reset NVRAM:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press the power button to turn on your Mac.
- Immediately press and hold the Option + Command + P + R keys.
- Hold these keys down for about 20 seconds until you hear the startup sound twice.
- Release the keys and let your Mac continue starting up.
After resetting the NVRAM, attempt to install macOS again.
Another possible solution to the "Couldn’t create a preboot volume for APFS install" error is to check your Mac's storage space. If your Mac doesn't have enough free storage space, you may encounter this error when attempting to install macOS. To resolve this issue, try freeing up some space on your Mac by deleting unnecessary files or moving them to an external drive. You may also want to consider upgrading your Mac's storage if it's running low. Once you've freed up enough space, attempt to install macOS again.← Go home