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(@john-palaganas)
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Hello, I have the latest SoftRAID 6.0.4 on Big Sur 11.4. How do I get rid of these???

 

Thanks!

John

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Topic starter Posted : 21/05/2021 8:14 am
(@softraid-support)
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These are hidden partitions and normally macOS filters them out. Last time I saw multiple reports of this was with Mavericks (10.9).

Its possible there is something incorrect about the SoftRAID driver's installation.

Try "uninstall SoftRAID", (Utiliities menu) restart, then when you install SoftRAID's driver, do not restart until after you see the System Preferences dialog pop up and you can allow OWC as an identified developer. THen you can restart. Lets see if this fixes the issue.

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Posted : 21/05/2021 1:35 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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@softraid-support I uninstalled(From Utilities menu) the driver then restarted but I still see the weird Boot OSX and can still access ALL my SoftRAID drives. So it hasn't been fully uninstalled? Do I need to delete the SoftRAID app?

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Topic starter Posted : 21/05/2021 2:56 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

No, it means the macOS bundled driver is loading. After a uninstall, it should not.

 

If you run this in terminal, what is the output:

sudo kextstat -b com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID

 

(My guess is 6.0)

 

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Posted : 21/05/2021 4:38 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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I still see the Boot OSX drives. I will install the new the drivers again?

 

Here's the result in Terminal.

Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil showloaded --bundle-identifier com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID
No variant specified, falling back to release
Index Refs Address Size Wired Name (Version) UUID <Linked Against>
231 0 0xfffffe0006d78000 0x4000 0x4000 com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID (6.0.4) 157208D9-77AB-3B86-8834-65C81DB069C3 <15 5 4 3>

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Topic starter Posted : 21/05/2021 6:18 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Installed or uninstalled, the results are the same. Boot OSX is always present.

Any other advice?

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Topic starter Posted : 22/05/2021 2:51 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

Its not a driver issue then, the. loading driver is correct.

Do you have Full Disk Access enabled? It should not affect this, but worth asking. I really do not know the cause of this, it has not been an issue since probably 2010. We will be removing the boot partition in any case soon, as since the SoftRAID driver can no longer boot macOS, there is no longer a need for it.

Did you run anything that "repairs" macOS, or volumes? These volumes should have a invisible flag and not show up.

Here is something you can try:

go to Finder Preferences,

Click on the General tab if it isn't selected

Uncheck "Hard disks"

The volumes should disappear from the desktop

Check "Hard disks" and the local Macintosh HD should reappear and all the Boot OSX folders should be gone.
It is worth a try and I do not think you need to restart in the middle.

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Posted : 23/05/2021 1:09 am
(@john-palaganas)
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Ok those didn't work.

I'm hoping the next version of SoftRAID will fix this issue.

 

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 24/05/2021 7:05 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

More likely the 11.4 update will fix this, give it a try, it was released today. This is a macOS bug, all volumes have the associated boot OSX partition,  but macOS is (theoretically) intelligent enough to not mount them.

This post was modified 1 year ago by SoftRAID Support
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Posted : 24/05/2021 9:28 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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@softraid-support I have 11.4 earlier since Im a beta tester. No changes.

Now that 11.5 is out, Im tempted to give it a try but I have a lot of work. Can't risk SoftRAID wonking out again like 11.2.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/05/2021 6:57 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

And the release of 11.4 did not remove the boot OS X volumes from the desktop?

I do not think 11.5 is going to do it then.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 8:29 pm
(@dj2ndnature)
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Hey!

My drives arrived today. I plugged it in and it mounted. The boot drives appeared after the True Image install.

So I uninstalled True Image and "boot osx" drives longer appear. Yeah!

 

-Brett

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Posted : 24/06/2021 1:29 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dj2ndnature

That is as I expect. I know this is being worked on by Acronis, so you can either put up with the OS X volumes, or temporarily remove Acronis.

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Posted : 24/06/2021 10:13 pm
(@softraid-support)
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re: the Boot OSX volumes

Can you run this command in terminal:

csrutil status

What is the output

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Posted : 27/06/2021 2:20 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Posted by: @dj2ndnature

Hey!

My drives arrived today. I plugged it in and it mounted. The boot drives appeared after the True Image install.

So I uninstalled True Image and "boot osx" drives longer appear. Yeah!

 

-Brett

Thanks! This works! Uninstalled Acronis!

 

Don't know why Support never recommended this. Thanks for chiming in Brett!

 

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Topic starter Posted : 02/07/2021 12:50 pm
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