After the macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina is the massive release of macOS. It’s more developer than the macOS Mojave, it released at WWDC 2019 on June 2019. The macOS Catalina provides you more and more apps which are music, tv, and podcasts in three all-new mac apps that are instead of iTunes. There are lots of new features and apps, cross-platform, app compatibility, iPad functionality, new music app, podcasts, and tv app. Moreover, there are find my, screen timer, update to the Photos app and more.
In macOS catalina, there is new music, podcast, and tv app which replaces the iTunes app to function instead of all these. The Apple Music is one of the apps instead of the iTunes which provides playlist better with smart playlist where is all of your music is in spot. The new podcasts app for macOS Catalina is also now available in place of iTunes. This has a “Listen Now ” feature that let you listen to your favorite podcasts in the library section of the app houses all of the podcast are available to download offline.
The new apple tv provides has a new feature as a watch now which offers you to watch your favorite tv shows, movies from the library. Another great feature in Catalina is SideCar which uses your iPad as another display. This also lets you work inside with your Apple pencil and you can use your apple pencil as a mouse and you can also do things like writing, sketching, and drawing. Sidecar works with the new iPad OS, multi-touch gestures and you can use gestures for cutting, copying, & pasting all on-screen keyboard.
The Find My app has updated that tracks your location easily, locate your devices and your friends who are sharing their location. There is a new feature that allows you to find a missing mac even when it isn’t even connected to wifi. The Photos app is now smarter in macOS Catalina as it makes easier to put your best shots and center so you can see your memories at a glance.
There is a new option in Safari that enables the picture in picture feature from tab audio button. Safari will now suggest you a strong password while signing. There are more updates to some existing apps such as Notes, Gallery view.
A new block option in Mail is added that you can block email from a specific person that you don’t want and can be muted as well. The system priority app now features your apple ID and profile front and center providing access to your Apple ID. The Screen Time is a new feature that gives you a exact idea of how much you are using your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Now Project Catalyst is there for iOS developers to spot their iOS apps to the mac with a limited amount of work. Voice Control has got more control now that let you entirely control your Mac with your voice via Siri voice commands. Voice control uses Siri for audio-text, word dictation, emoji, and full rich text editing tools.
For your files, Catalina provides iCloud Drive which enables you to share and do more. With an apple watch connected to Mac, the apple watch can be used for confirmation. The apple watch can also now receive verification codes when you are logging into your iPad or iPhones. With Driver kit peripherals, you’re no longer required to run their code directly within macOS using kernel extension. With these all, there are dozens of features and updates to apps.
Step 1# Download macOS Catalina VMDK File
So before installing any operating system with virtual machaine on VirtualBox, we need to download the virtual machine image (VMDK) file. So, for now, we have to get macOS Catalina VMDK file that HSF image file is better than APFS due to the Virtualbox support. So, we created the macOS Catalina VMDK file and uploaded to Drive which is Google Drive. To download, we need a Google account and its also easy, fast and simple. After then, go to Google Drive and right-click on the file and click Download. So you can do it easily with this.
As you know that we are installing macOS Catalina on VirtualBox so first we need to extract the file by installing WinRAR. This is an open-source program where it can be used for opening special extension zip, rar and more. For extract the macOS Catalina image, files we use Winrar which are compressed in RAR file.
Step 2# Install VirtualBox on PC
Therefore, go to the VirtualBox official website and download the latest version of Virtualbox.
When downloading is done, double-click on the setup Wizard then click Next button and now you will see installation wizard option, Click on install button and when your installation is completed click finish button.
Step #4 Install VirtualBox Extension Pack
Now if you don’t install the VirtualBox extension pack, you will face the error that mouse and keyboard are not working. So to install extension Pack first you have to go to VirtualBox download page and open up and scroll down and find supported platform and click on that. Now right click on the extension file and click Open.
Step 5# Create A New Virtual Machine
Now open your VirtualBox, then click on New.
Now fill the blanks, your virtual machine name, folder type the version.
Choose the most of your computer memory for the virtual machine.
For hard disk, choose to use an existing hard disk file then select macOS Catalina downloaded and extracted Virtualbox image and now click on create.
Now your virtual Machain is creating Now you have to close the Virtualbox and its must to be closed.
Step 6# Edit macOS Catalina Settings
Setting up macOS Catalina should be your priority before installing. So, first of all, we have to make it’s setting. So now at the top of Oracle VM Virtualbox manager, we have to first click on Setting. So we have to click on System and in system, there is another option, we have to click on ” processor ” then increase the processor to 2, 3 or more.
And now we have to click on the display which is under the system option and there come 3 other options click on the screen and know to increase the Video Memory to the highest and then click on OK. Now we are done with the setting.
Step 7# Add code to Command Prompt
While installing Catalina needs to tweak some stuff behind the background, we’ll use the commands to make those changes and settings. Now we have to add code to command prompt to solve the error of macOS Catalina, so before doing anything we have to close VirtualBox. Now go to CMD and Run as an administrator.
After that, copy the code and change the “Your VM Name” from the Notepad.
cd “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\” VBoxManage.exe modifyvm “Your VM Name” –cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct” “iMac11,3” VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion” “1.0” VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct” “Iloveapple” VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc” VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC” 1
At last, paste this to cmd and hit Enter.
Step #8 Install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox
And you’re almost done! Installing is really easy, we will do it with some simple steps.
Now open Virtualbox then click on Start. After the machine started, wait for the booting completed. Now press ESC for skipping startup.nsh.So after that type Install.nsh and press Enter. You’ll see the welcome screen now chose the country and press Continue.
Now come the data and privacy, what you have to do is just read and continue this, now you see transfer information to this Mac.
Now read this option and according to me choose the 3rd option I mean choosing the Don’t transfer any information now.
The sign-in option will come, now you have to enter your Apple ID and sign in then you will be asked for your password, type and click to continue.
When you sign in after that Apple suggests use two-factor authentication and then continue and the other option come ” terms and conditions ” Now click on agree and continue with the installation.
Now create a computer account by write the details and continue.
Now express setup comes up, Continue with it.
The analytics option will come you have to continue this the new screen time features is in here, continue this, now choose your look that you like and continue.
Now setting up your mac will quickly start Catalina and when it finished the newest version of mac in now in you computer with its all-new and updated features.
That’s the end. When you’ve installed, you’ll see small screen resolution, here’s how to fix small screen resolution.
Wish you learn and enjoy installing.