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# 252819 13-Jul-2019 09:34
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Hi everyone, I’m having a play with MacOS on my UnRaid server as a VM. At the moment my only Mac is a spare 12" MacBook running the current dev beta of Catalina.


I’m trying to source the Mojave installer from Apple rather than…elsewhere…such as dosdude's patcher.


If I search in the App Store it returns nothing. If I search in Google and then follow the links from the App Store web page to Mojave, it takes me to the OS in the App Store and I can successfully start to download it. But it kicks off the download via Software Update in System Preferences. When the download completes I can’t find the installer and it errors about compatibility, I assume because it wants to open and start installing on a newer OS.


Does anyone know where the downloaded OS would have been cached locally so I can grab it and move it off onto my network storage? Failing that does anyone know how I can download Mojave successfully from Catalina?




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  # 2275692 13-Jul-2019 10:05
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Normally downloads to the /Applications folder.

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  # 2275699 13-Jul-2019 10:15
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Yeah I should add it's not where it normally is.


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  # 2275723 13-Jul-2019 11:10
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You state you are "running the current dev beta of Catalina." so I presume you have a Apple developer account


If so then this maybe of assistance: How to Perform a Clean Installation of macOS 10.14 Mojave



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