I think it’s safe to say the macadmin community has been hearing rumblings about the future of macOS administration. Whether it was Michael Lynn’s excellent blog post, m(DM)acOS, APFS or even Sal Saghoian’s position being axed, many macadmins (myself included) are worried about the future of macOS administration being a MDM only world.
What if the new TBP Macs were the first piece to this future?
An interesting technical look at what happens when one of the Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros can’t find the embedded operating system running the Touch Bar, and what conclusions we can draw from that.
When you’re dealing with an EFI-based system, you should never try and target the entire drive anyway. This includes Mac, Windows, Linux, etc. This is common sense, as that EFI system partition is there for a reason and you risk deleting the recovery partition on top of that. Target the proper volume in the first place and you won’t get bit by this.
Maybe I’m just more careful than most, but I never like to leave anything like this to chance. Always target exactly what you want. The system has no DWIM function, thank goodness.