How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update.

When I click the “Update” button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen:

Restarting Your Computer                                              [Restart] Your computer will restart in 43 seconds     [ Later ] to install updates. 

When I click “Restart” (or wait for a minute), the App Store window shows a sheet that says:

Available updates have changed. Click "Show Details" to see the available updates.                             ( Cancel ) ( Show Details ) 

This aborts the restart. If I click “Cancel”, the sheet goes away, and the reboot doesn’t happen. If I click “Show Details”, the sheet goes away, and the reboot doesn’t happen.

If I quit the App Store first and then click “Restart”, it opens the App Store again and shows me this sheet.

If I quit the App Store and choose plain “Restart” from the Apple menu, it restarts my Mac, but doesn’t install the update.

How do you install the 10.13.6 update on 10.13.4? What am I missing?

Unable to partition mid 2014 MacBook Pro SSD on Sierra 10.13.6

Just trying to partition my 500GB SSD so I can dual-boot linux and my MBP doesn’t want to let me do it. I’ve watched countless videos and no one seems to be having my problem. I attempt to the partition in Disk Util,enter image description here first select my Apple SSD and hit partition. When I hit the “+” to add a partition it doesn’t auto divide my SSD in half, it only lets me create a 1.6GB partition. I have over 240 free GB’s of storage. It won’t allow me to enter it manually, and nothing I have tried has resolved this regardless of format etc. and for some reason no one has shared how to partition from the command line that I have found. There’s articles showing how to do everything except for partition in the command line and I’m too timid to attempt it without being confident about it working.

App Store won’t let me update from 10.13.4 to 10.13.6 – why?

I’ve got 10.13.4 running on a MacBook Pro.

When I go to the App Store it says in order to download the latest version of iMovie I need 10.13.6.

But there is no option to download 10.13.6 via the App Store.

Any ideas why this would be and apart from downloading the combo update file direct from Apple’s website (eg not through the App Store) how could I get it to work ?

iPhone7 (ios 11.1.2) failed to connect to Macbook pro (10.13.6) with error msg “Installation Failed”

iPhone7 (ios 11.1.2) failed to connect to Macbook pro (MacOS 10.13.6) with error msg “Installation Failed”

Basically, I am having the error which is the same as https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8464414.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix it? Thanks a lot.

mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

On my ubuntu server i have a few shares that I can access from finder in the style:

smb://server.domain/share 

successfully without having to type in a password. When I try to mount the server shares from the command line with:

mount_smbfs '//share;user:@server.domain/share' /Volumes/share 

I get

mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error 

If i mount one of the shares from the finder all others can be mounted from the command line without this error to appear.

I searched the different stackexchange sites and found the following releated questions and links:

  • https://superuser.com/questions/1269386/why-cant-i-mount-shares-by-smb-since-high-sierra
  • Why mac smb connect fails with login from cli but works from finder and with guest account?
  • SMB connections throws authentication error after upgrading Mac OS X to 10.13
  • https://serverfault.com/questions/367950/secure-way-to-mount-a-password-protected-cifs-share-in-mac
  • https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208209
  • Mac OS Sierra connected to SMB share keeps forgetting permissions at the folder level

Most of these have a few thousand views and quite a few upvotes. Most interestingly I found two comments where users express the frustration about this issue not being solved in a consistent way.

On the other hands there are lots of downvotes for answers and some of the questions – it seems as this problem is very well known and some enlighted users think it is very clear what to do.

Since this issue is annoying me daily I am daring to ask the question again with the specific context of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6.

I fear that answers of the past do not work in this context any more.

The reasons I am asking the question in the first place is that the SMB connections get “lost” over night. This is a different behavior then on my other systems. The CIFS connection between my Ubuntu machines stay stable over time while Mac OS seems to have some disconnection policy.

So my issue could either be solve by making the connection stable or re-establishing the connection automatically with a script

How can a permanent or automatically-script reconnected SMB connection between a Mac OS High Sierra 10.3.6 client and an Ubuntu/Linux SMB server achieved?