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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
    For 3 days now I have been trying to install Catalina on a Late 2012 Mac.

    Each time I get a box stating Downloading at 8.09gb and then nothing.

    I have tried starting again from the App Store, Shutting Down, Re-starting etc each time the same result.

    I have added 2 pictures of the issue.

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    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by windymiller; 10-10-2019 at 04:47 AM.

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    Which Mac do you have? The cutoff for compatibility is 2012 for many models and later for some.


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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    Also, make sure you have updated your version of Safari.
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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb

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    Late 2012 iMac 21" it says it's compatiable.

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    And as just said have you performed all available updates to Mojave applications.


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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    Installing Catalina will convert your drive to APFS if it is already not formatted that way. Make sure you run a disk check on your hard drive to see if there are any errors. If the installation detects an error while installing, it will not go any further. It may be possible the hang up you're experiencing is due to errors on the drive.

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    The screen shot is great, but what was the result of Disk Utility checking the drive? Also it appears there is no indication of a "Container disk1"? A drive formatted to APFS will create a "container" where it places the data. The "Container disk1" is where you need to check for errors.

    When Catalina installs, it creates two "containers", one for the system and one for your data.

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    Catalina install freezing at 8.09gb
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    In your image, where the "View" button is, select it and choose "Show all devices".
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