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(@joemikeb)
Trusted Member Customer

Are you running 5.8, or 5.8.1?

You must be running 5.8.1, or it will pop up a dialog box.

I am running 5.8.1 but I was mistaken, I had Secure boot set to MEDIUM not OFF. SoftRAID does not attempt to reinstall the driver if Secure Boot is set to OFF. As my RAID array is working I will continue to run with Secure Boot set to Medium and put up with the annoyance when I launch the app, but hopefully a solution can be worked out sooner rather than later.

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Posted : 05/02/2020 5:51 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

Your system is actually running the limited version 5.6.8 driver.

Please set Secure Boot to none.

otherwise:
Your writes will be slow
Your system cannot rebuild
The driver cannot report errors
The Monitor cannot watch for failure signals from disks.
SMART is disabled

etc.

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Posted : 05/02/2020 5:56 pm
(@j-nerdy)
Active Member Customer

Once the drive is installed, can SIP be re-enabled? (10.15.3 | SoftRaid 5.8.3).

Release notes suggest that the driver should install even with SIP now, am I understanding that correctly?

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Posted : 13/02/2020 11:33 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

Yes, the SIP was a bug in 10.15.0, it was fixed in 10.15.1. So no longer an issue.

Secure Boot is still a problem with no resolution in sight yet.

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Posted : 14/02/2020 10:54 am
(@j-nerdy)
Active Member Customer

Yes, the SIP was a bug in 10.15.0, it was fixed in 10.15.1. So no longer an issue.

Secure Boot is still a problem with no resolution in sight yet.

Ahhhh I was confusing secure boot and SIP. So, let's see if I am correc in my understanding: with secure boot enable only a deprecated version of the driver can be installed (5.6.x) versus the most current driver. Correct?

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Posted : 14/02/2020 4:32 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

The problem is we license a limited driver to Apple, 5.6.8 that ships with every OS X installation. With Secure boot, Apple force loads that extension, even when the correct driver is installed.

The bundled driver cannot report errors, rebuild, is slower, and does no monitoring. Its purpose to to mount volumes on new systems.

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Posted : 14/02/2020 7:19 pm
(@hedkase)
New Member Customer

I'm having this same issue with SoftRAID XT 5.8.3. Every time I launch the SoftRAID app I'm prompted to install the driver again.

Anyone get this sorted?

Thanks!

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Posted : 22/05/2020 11:10 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

You must disable Secure Boot. Mac OS is loading a limited version of the driver otherwise.

https://srforums.wpengine.com/pages/support/faq/faq_imacpro_secureboot.html

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Posted : 23/05/2020 5:18 pm
(@midihead7)
Active Member Customer

Do we need to keep secure boot disabled permanently for the T2 chip (until some fix/workaround becomes available? I disabled Secure Boot in Mac OS 10.15.1, updated the driver, reenabled Secure Boot and booted back into Mac OS but it keeps loading the limited version of the driver.

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Posted : 20/07/2020 11:34 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

Secure Boot must remain disabled. Remember Secure Boot only is active for the few seconds pre boot, then SIP (System Integrity Protection) takes over and is the main protection for Mac OS.

 

Apple announced at the developers conference they intend to force all third party extensions to disable Secure Boot to load, so we need to wait to see how Apple will handle this long term.

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Posted : 20/07/2020 5:56 pm
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