How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS
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How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS

How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS

The latest version of macOS Catalina arrived for Macs on Monday 7, October 2019. Where macOS Catalina users are facing bugs issues on the beta version. There are various issues that users encountered, from Apps, booting problems, iCloud error, sometimes macOS Catalina stuck to connect with WiFi and Bluetooth connection. Indeed, with those incredible features, macOS Catalina added a beautiful feature that named Apple SideCar. For those who are excited to test their iPad as a second screen display on Mac. The other features without macOS Catalina give you the ability to connect your iPad as a second screen display. There are changes on TV app, also, there are no more iTunes and iTunes is replaced with other Music Apps.

The other Apps included in the list of new features of macOS Catalina 10.15 are Safari, Reminder, Photos, Mail, and ScreenTime. There is no more supporting 32-Bit operating system on macOS Catalina. What is the reason the macOS Catalina doesn’t Support 32-Bit Apps? Apple has experimented on Macs that 32-Bit Apps will make your Mac run slow down. Apple tested out that 64-Bit Apps will take more memory therefore it will fulfill your requirement to run faster.

However, the 32-Bit that there is no more in macOS Catalina those are Adobe Illustrator Cs5, Adobe InDesign Cs5 & Cs6, Apple Aperture, Microsoft Excel 2011, Microsoft Powerpoint 2011, Microsoft Outlook 2011, Microsoft Word 2011. If you are still using an older version of any App then try to upgrade to the latest one. Because of having the speed performance, indeed macOS Catalina will catch good effect through the upgrading. However, like the display of iPad screen on macOS Catalina as a second screen display. Soon the developers are working on it to bring iPad apps to run on Mac. Still, some of the features don’t exist in the beta version soon with the release date of the full version. The other features also will arrive.

When it comes to the world of the Virtualization testing era. I think there several or multiple ways to test out the features of an operating system using the Virtual machine. Virtualization an open-source platform to install the different operating systems on it. There are multiple virtualization technologies. And the most famous Virtualization software is VMware Workstation/VirtualBox. Perhaps, these tools are famous for me, it can’t be famous for you. Almost, the VMware Workstation or VirtualBox is available for Linux, and Windows or macOS. But there are changes in the version.

Those who are testing macOS Catalina on Windows PC because they have lack of Macs. Or for adding extra information to there experience they are installing. However, through this, I guide I wanted to test out to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS. As we covered the guide on how to install macOS Catalina on VMware Workstation on Windows PC. Or how to install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows PC. But that is not enough for my experience.

If you are using a Mac computer but don’t know the way of installing it. Then check the below link.

Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS

Step 1: Install VMware Fusion on macOS

VMware Fusion is Hypervisor that developed by VMware for Macintosh PCs. VMware Fusion allows Intel-based operating system to run on it. Such as Windows, Linux, and others by creating a virtual machine. And but sometimes when we are using Windows OS then we launch another Windows OS using Virtual machine. Like this here I wanted to run macOS Catalina on VMware Fusion on macOS using the Windows operating system.

Installing VMware Fusion is not a big deal but sometimes, some are getting puzzled about how to do it. Due to that, I got important to provide step by step guide for the installation.

Step 1. Firstly, open your Google Chrome or any other browser then type VMware Fusion. Or simply click in the link to get you into the official site. Download link

  • Download macOS Catalina VMDK “Virtual machine files”
  • Download macOS Catalina 10.15 ISO file for VMware & VirtualBox
  • Download macOS Catalina 10.15 – 3 in one

Step 2. Once the VMware Fusion downloaded go-ahead double click and launch the setup.

Open Setup
Open Setup

Step 3. When the setup launched double click on the VMware Fusion icon.

Install VMware Fusion
Install VMware Fusion

Step 4. Now read carefully the terms and conditions of VMware Fusion and click Agree.

Agree to terms and conditions
Agree to terms and conditions

Step 5. If you purchased the Pro version with the crack then enter the license key. Or if you want to use the trial version. Then check the box {I want to try VMware Fusion for 30 days} and click Continue.

I want to try VMware Fusion for 30 days
I want to try VMware Fusion for 30 days

Step 6. When the installation completed click Done.

Done
Done

Step 2: Create a New Virtual Machine

When the VMware Fusion installed then go-ahead to create a new virtual machine for macOS Catalina on macOS. Creating a new virtual machine is pretty easy, open the VMware Fusion and follow the below picture guides if you don’t know.

Step 1. When the VMware Fusion pop-up, click on the corner on + icon, then click on New.

Create a new virtual machine
Create a new virtual machine

Step 2. On the installation method, you will see 6 options. Install from disc or image, Migrate your PC, Install macOS from the recovery partition, Import an existing virtual machine, Install from Boot camp. And you have to select the last option {Create a custom virtual machine} then click continue.

Create a custom virtual machine
Create a custom virtual machine

Step 3. Select the operating to be used in the virtual machine. Whether you want to install Microsoft Windows, Linux, but I want to install macOS therefore, I will choose Apple OS X. Once it selected, mark the macOS 10.15 then click continue.

Select Apple Mac OS X
Select Apple Mac OS X

Step 4. Select a virtual disk to be used in the virtual machine. Therefore, select the second option, Use an existing virtual disk. And click on choose a virtual disk.

Choose virtual disk
Choose virtual disk

Step 5. When another window appeared, select the VMDK or ISO file where you stored and click Choose.

Click Choose
Click Choose

Step 6. When the VMDK file inserted you will see like the below screenshot. Then click on continue.

VMDK inserted
VMDK inserted

Step 7. Click Save to save the virtual machine file

Save
Save

Step 8. When you clicked save then the file will copy to disk. In this case, the process will take a while.

Copying file
Copying file

Step 3. How to Enable VT-x/EPT on VMware Fusion

Before going to start up the installation process of macOS Catalina on VMware Fusion on macOS. You need some other changes to bring inside the Virtual machine. The first one is to “Enable the Hypervisor application in the Virtual machine. The second one is mostly sometimes we are getting stuck on Apple Logo. These two issues are the most common issue on Virtual machine. Therefore, there are no worries you can easily handle the issue. To fix the issue before starting the installation you need to check the two below link.

Step 4. Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS

Till here its done, now its the moment to start the installation. Therefore, I hope until this step you didn’t face any problem.

Step 1. Now go ahead and click on the top menu bar on “Virtual machine”. Then click down on “Start-Up”.

Start-Up
Start-Up

Step 2. Wait until the Apple Logo screen should bypass. At the first screen select your language and click continue.

Select your language
Select your language

Step 3. Here select Disk Utility to format the disk drive for a new installation. And click continue.

Select Disk Utility
Select Disk Utility

Step 4. Once the Utility Window opened click on Macintosh HD. Then click “Erase” select a name and the format should be “Mac OS Extended (Journaled). When all is done click Erase. Wait for the disk to be erased completely.

Erase the disk
Erase the disk

Step 5. When the disk erased click Done and close the Disk Utility window.

Click Done
Click Done

Step 6. Again coming back to Utilities window select “Install macOS” from the list and click Continue.

Install macOS
Install macOS

Step 7. In this step, simply click continue to set up the installation of macOS Catalina.

Click Continue
Click Continue

Step 8. Agree with terms and conditions of macOS Catalina by pressing agree for 2 times.

Agree with terms and conditions
Agree with terms and conditions

Step 9. Now select the drive which you erased for macOS Catalina in step 4 then click Install.

Select the disk
Select the disk

Step 10. Wait for the installation of macOS Catalina when the installation completed the Virtual machine will restart auto.

Installing macOS Catalina
Installing macOS Catalina

Step 11. While the virtual machine restarted wait for this step also. However, this step also will take a while it depends on your computer speed.

Installing macOS
Installing macOS

Step 12. Once the installation completed complete the starting step for the first use. By selecting your country where you live.

Select your country
Select your country

Step 13. Create a computer account by typing your Full name, Account name, Password, Hint, and click Continue. The other steps I believe in you that yourselves can continue that.

Create a computer account
Create a computer account

Step 14. Once the installation completed you will see the macOS Catalina beautiful window on VMware Fusion on macOS.

Installed macOS Catalina
Installed macOS Catalina

Final Point

In conclusion, I wanted to mention for you that for a clean installation of macOS Catalina on VMware Fusion on macOS. Firstly, you need to install properly macOS Catalina on VirtualBox or VMware Workstation on your Windows PC. After that, go ahead and install the VMware Fusion then create a Virtual machine and install the macOS Catalina on it. In addition, I hope that you won’t face any kind of problem. In case, if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with us below in the comment section. If you think that this content is useful for you then share it with your friends on social networks. Remember that your feedback and ideas are nice support to us.

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