I have a mid-2011 21.5″ iMac (EMC 2389) and I am trying to remove the stand. I’m trying to follow this guide but I can’t seem to find the “latch” that he talks about. I heard that any iMac past 2011 doesn’t have a removable stand; this is a 2011 model. Is the stand even removable (whether or not in this manner) and if so how would I go about doing it? Thanks!
I have installed Windows 10 (in UEFI mode – no bios emulation) first on an empty SSD of an iMac (mid-2011). Once I was done I attempted to perform a usb-install of High Sierra (I have a created an HFS+ partition around 180GB or so at the end of the SSD). However the MacOS X installer for High Sierra complains that the disk in question cannot be a startup disk. Partitioning info looks like so:
-bash-3.2# diskutil list disk0 /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *512.1 GB disk0 1: Windows Recovery 523.2 MB disk0s1 2: EFI NO NAME 104.9 MB disk0s2 3: Microsoft Reserved 16.8 MB disk0s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 322.1 GB disk0s4 5: Apple_HFS Windows Shell EFI 67.1 MB disk0s5 6: Apple_HFS MacOS 188.2 GB disk0s6 -bash-3.2# gpt -r show disk0 start size index contents 0 1 PMBR 1 1 Pri GPT header 2 32 Pri GPT table 34 2014 2048 1021952 1 GPT part - DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC 1024000 204800 2 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B 1228800 32768 3 GPT part - E3C9E316-0B5C-4DB8-817D-F92DF00215AE 1261568 629114880 4 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 630376448 131072 5 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC 630507520 367659663 6 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC 998167183 2048000 1000215183 32 Sec GPT table 1000215215 1 Sec GPT header
The only thing I can imagine being wrong is that the EFI partition is either too small or is not being first on the disk. If that’s the case is there a way to salvage the situation without reformatting everything?