I am a fool. Like a little fanboy I upgraded my Mac to High Sierra. Unfortunately this MacBook is my main working machine. After the update, everything looked alright, but as soon as I started my Vagrant machine to work on some project I discovered huge problems caused by the NFS shared folders. All the problems are caused by the new underlying APFS (Apple File System). Here I want to show you how you can get your system back to work.
Before you begin
Hey Kido, I really don’t think that I need to tell you this:
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU DO TO YOUR COMPUTER OR FILES YOU COULD LOSE IF YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG.
So don’t bother me, if something goes wrong.
Get back to work
As mentioned above, it all goes back to Apples new filesystem in High Sierra. Ok, so what could you do? Create a new filesystem! How to do this, I will show you now. If your disk is already full, you need to move some of your files to a backup disk or so.
First, open Spotlight and search for the Disk Utility. It should look somehow like this:
Ok, now make sure to choose your internal hard drive and click on Partition.
Now you can see your partition layout on your Mac. Probably you only have one parition with APFS at the moment.
Ok, let’s do this, hit the + on the lower left and pay some attention to choose “Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)” instead of APFS or so. And give it a meaningful name like development or peanut butter.
If you are done, click the Apply Button and get some coffee, this will take some time, as it has to shrink down your existing partition a bit.
Enjoy your coffee, and get another one.
Bam, done. You got a new partition. Now you can move your vagrant machine there and start it up, and hopefully it works now.