I am trying to build the index for the STAR alignment and it basically doesn't work as it does not progress at all. I have a M1 Mac and I have enough memory, is my computer the problem? I tried yesterday my code on my old Mac and run easily (I stopped because it was just a test).
My code is:
/Users/camilla/Desktop/FASTQ/STAR-2.7.11a/bin/MacOSX_x86_64/STAR runMode genomeGenerate --genomeDir /Users/camilla/Desktop/diofa/GENOMEDIR/index --genomeFastaFiles /Users/camilla/Desktop/diofa/genome/genome/GRCh38.primary_assembly.genome.fa --sjdbGTFfile /Users/camilla/Desktop/diofa/genome/genome/gencode.v44.annotation.gtf
And what I get is:
STAR version: 2.7.11a compiled: :/Users/distiller/project/STARcompile/source Sep 20 09:53:05 ..... started STAR run
But it doesn't do anything else except creating a folder.