I'm trying to run the WWDC beta of macOS Catalina in VMware Fusion and there is a CPU panic when the VM boots and the guest OS can't ID the right hardware.
How can I fix this problem? Please see below for a screenshot of the error (highlighted in yellow):
Just confirming that I have the exact same issue and have tried all kinds of tweaks, such as changing guest OS type, virtual hardware version.
None of those seem to help so far.
Googling on it only gives hackintosh answers and I don't really want to even go that way.
I am experiencing something similar. I have a VM running macOS 10.14.5 and using system preferences to install the macOS 10.15 Catalina beta results in a forever hung Apple logo screen when the installer reboots to begin installation.
Yep seeing the exact same thing. There was mention of a seemingly different issue (mentioned in Apple dev forums) with 'Broken Pipe' that folks resolved by checking their VMWare Kernel Extensions. I don't think that relates to this issue as my machine has the VMware Fusion extensions loaded (confirmed with command 'kextstat | grep vmware' when Fusion is open returns 4 entries). Not sure where else to look, hopefully someone has an idea.
I've managed to start the instalation by switching the OS from macOS 10.14 to Other 64-bit, but the keyboard and mouse are not working. I'm stuck at the choose language screen.
1. Create new Fusion VM. Critical - Drag/Drop “Install macOS 10.15 Beta” into fusion. DO NOT use the “InstallESD.dmg”.
2. Choose the MacOS 10.14 profile. Next....
3. Choose customize. Change hardware profile to Windows 10 x64, and change KeyboardMouse to Windows 10. HINT: You must choose MacOS 10.14 FIRST, then change it to Windows 10 x64.
4. Start the VM. Finish Install of MacOS 10.15.
5. After install completes and reboots, VM will not boot. Shutdown VM, change hardware profile back to MacOS 10.14.
6. I had to install VMware tools twice. First, install, enable security extension, accessibility option, etc. Reboot, then install tools again. Now display driver will load.
Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner....
Credit to Bogdam for finding this fix.
This did not work for me, customizing the VM only give the option for where to put the VM no other options.
It does bring up the settings but I donʻt see any way to change the hardware profile.
Ok the area under the black lines is a button that will allow the hardware profile to be changed.
Now to try it.
I must be missing something (Fusion 11.1.0). I can certainly drag and drop the "Install macOS 10.15 Beta.app" to a new Fusion virtual machine. Then, as far as I can see, other than cancelling or going back, I only have the choice to "Continue". Then, if I choose Apple OS X/macOS 10.14, other than cancelling or going back, I only have the choice to "Continue". Then Fusion tells me it intends to create a virtual machine with macOS 10.14 as the operating system, with a new hard disk of 40 GB, 2 GB of memory, 2 cores, et cetera. Then, other than cancelling or going back, I have two choices. One of them is to "Finish", which would offer me the opportunity of naming the new virtual machine. If I say it's "macOS Catalina", it will save the blank virtual machine and, then, try to boot from it. That fails. If, instead of choosing "Finish", I select "Customize Settings", I am presented with the same dialogue to name the new virtual machine, after which I receive the message "Unable to create installation medium". I never have the opportunity of choosing Windows 10 x64, unless that's the first choice (instead of choosing Apple OS X/macOS 10.14, as per above). If I let Fusion try and boot such a "Windows" machine, it also fails.
What am I doing wrong?
EDIT: It looks as if Fusion was unable to use the Catalina install application as the source for an install medium. That might well be the reason why I can't change the target operating system picker to "Windows 10 x64".
EDIT2: My bad. As a result of previous attempts to install Catalina, the InstallEDS.dmg was still inadvertantly open in Mojave, so Fusion couldn't create the install medium. Everything working now as expected. Many thanks.
First you create a create a macOS 10.14 virtual with the "Install macOS 10.15 Beta.app", after you created the virtual machine go to the settings of that machine and then to "General". Next to OS you click on on "macOS 10.14" and there you can select another OS.
Thanks for the tips, I've got Catalina beta 1 running now.
However while running Xcode 11 beta, I get an exception in MinimapMetalLinesLayer, which sounds like it requires Metal acceleration which the macOS software renderer doesn't support? I was hoping the new DriverKit API might allow VMware to implement their own graphics driver that supports 3D acceleration, but it doesn't look like it includes anything around GPU.
As it involved a few steps and not all of them are obvious I just wrote a blogpost on how-to install macOS Catalina in a VMware Fusion VM.
Hope this helps,