Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


# 262165 8-Jan-2020 13:05
Send private message quote this post

I recently purchased a MacMini 2018 model. ( In haste without thinking it thru) I upgraded to Mac OS 15.2.
However I discovered I have lots of old 32 bit apps that I still like to use. Ideally, I would like to reformat the MacMini HD and make 2 partitions and setup the Mac for a dual boot system ( OS 10.14 and OS 10.15). 
Q1) Where can I download a Full  OS Installer  for OS 10.14 and OS 10.15 ?
Q2) How to I create a  Boot Disk  using a USB flash drive or USBC ssd ?

 

Thanks in advance


Create new topic
6069 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2387350 8-Jan-2020 13:08
Send private message quote this post

Nowhere legitimate

6877 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2387352 8-Jan-2020 13:12
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Contrary to the above post, you can download 10.14 directly from Apple. There is a command-line tool called "createinstallmedia" included in that download, which allows you to create a USB drive.


 
 
 
 


6069 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2387358 8-Jan-2020 13:37
Send private message quote this post

My mistake

311 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2387374 8-Jan-2020 14:03
Send private message quote this post

Just use MacOS Recovery Mode? When booted in - delete the existing partitions and create new ones as you require them.
Reboot.

Then make sure you are connected to wifi or wired and start the install. 

 

MacOS Internet Recovery will download the relevant and original system for the device. Then you can upgrade once in.


4243 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2387375 8-Jan-2020 14:05
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

ada101:

 

I recently purchased a MacMini 2018 model. ( In haste without thinking it thru) I upgraded to Mac OS 15.2.
However I discovered I have lots of old 32 bit apps that I still like to use. Ideally, I would like to reformat the MacMini HD and make 2 partitions and setup the Mac for a dual boot system ( OS 10.14 and OS 10.15). 
Q1) Where can I download a Full  OS Installer  for OS 10.14 and OS 10.15 ?
Q2) How to I create a  Boot Disk  using a USB flash drive or USBC ssd ?

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Another option is to install 10.14 on an external SSD and just boot it when you need it.


5654 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2387469 8-Jan-2020 15:52
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

You can use internet recovery. Different key combos will grab earlier / later systems as per this article from Apple https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT204904


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.