How to Create macOS Catalina ISO File. After download macOS Catalina, I’ll show how to Create macOS Catalina ISO file. An ISO disk image is a non-compressed that doesn’t use any special container format. They are sector by sector copies of data stored on an optical disk stored in a binary file. The ISO images are expected to contain the binary images of an optical media file system includes the data. In simple words, ISO is the installer file of an operating system which is mostly used to install any operating system on a computer or within a virtual machine. In this article, I’ll show how to Create macOS Catalina ISO file for installing macOS Catalina on VMware or VirtualBox and anywhere else.
If you’re a Windows user who want to install macOS Catalina, you’ll need macOS Catalina ISO file. It doesn’t matter whether from where and how you download macOS Catalina or you create macOS Catalina ISO. The purpose is to pick macOS Catalina ISO which doesn’t matter how and where. The only thing that matter is the version and whether its working or not. The macOS Catalina ISO should be the latest version of the Catalina that is what we have shared in this post.
macOS Catalina ISO
The thing which is very important is that for installing Catalina in both virtual machines, you need to download or create macOS Catalina ISO file. To install macOS on a virtual machine you have to search for it but it doesn’t really available. If it is, whether it doesn’t work or it’s outdated.
Whether you want to create macOS Catalina ISO file for installing macOS Catalina on Virtualbox and VMware, or for some other reasons, there’s no difference in it. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you the way to get straight ahead. First, before everything, there’s a primary requirement which is compulsory. That is macOS Catalina or any other version installed doesn’t matter where, if it’s on a virtual machine like VMware or VirtualBox, it’s fine.
Even if it’s on Windows via VMware or VirtualBox or dual-boot macOS with Windows, or macOS installed via Hackintosh. Out of those, if you’ve a Mac, that’s also completely fine and working. Access to any of these works and there’s no problem with that.
- How to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC – Hackintosh
- 6 Steps to Install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows
- 6 Steps to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows
How to Create macOS Catalina ISO File
As I’ve made the macOS Catalina ISO within a different separate tutorial, you can check and download if you wish to but for those who would like to create macOS Catalina ISO of their own, here’s how to do it. Apart from it, we have also created macOS Catalina VMDK. If you want to create macOS Catalina ISO file you can do it. It’s only useful if you follow the steps carefully and attentively.
Download macOS Catalina in App Store
First of all download macOS Catalina from the App Store which is really easy and also you can download it from the Apple Beta Software App.
Go straightly to the App Store and search for macOS Catalina. When it’ll come, click on Get for downloading macOS Catalina. The downloading will take a couple of time so don’t worry.
Enter Commands on Terminal To Create macOS Catalina ISO
When the download process finished, now open the Spotlight. It’s in the top-right corner. In this window, type Terminal and then press Enter.
Copy and paste the command from below to the terminal one by one and press Enter.
- Create a DMG Disk Image
hdiutil create -o /tmp/Catalina -size 8500m -volname Catalina -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
- Mount it to your macOS
hdiutil attach /tmp/Catalina.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/Catalina
- Create macOS Catalina Installer
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Catalina --nointeraction
- Unmount Catalina Disk
hdiutil detach /volumes/Install\ macOS\ Catalina
- Convert the DMG file to an ISO file
hdiutil convert /tmp/Catalina.dmg -format UDTO -o ~/Desktop/Catalina.cdr
- Rename and Move to Desktop
mv ~/Desktop/Catalina.cdr ~/Desktop/Catalina.iso
After copy-pasting all the commands, the macOS Catalina ISO will come to your screen.
Install macOS Catalina on VMware or Virtualbox
We have created macOS Catalina ISO file successfully. You can now install macOS Catalina whether on Virtualbox or VMware. I recommend installing macOS Catalina on VMware. If you don’t know how to install macOS Catalina on VMware and Virtualbox click in link to do it. Beside the instructions, I’ve also provided the required files which is macOS Catalina VMware & VirtualBox Image and macOS Catalina ISO, macOS Unlocker for VMware and more.
Here’s how to install macOS Catalina on VMware.
Here’s how to install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox.
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