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Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 03:27PM
I'm wanting to install 15 onto my external drive as a bootable so I can use my Brother 7840 now disabled by Big Sur. Got the combo update from Apple but it needs a version of 15 to install it. Kinda nervous about some of the sites that offer it.

Thanks
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: decay
Date: February 05, 2021 03:28PM
[support.apple.com]



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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 03:34PM
How can I DL it directing onto my external disc? Ran out of room on my internal HD.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: February 05, 2021 03:57PM
In Safari under Preferences... Select General Tab... Second pull down from the bottom of that Tab says "File Download Location"... Under "Other" I would imagine that you could select an external drive?

On Big Sur here...
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 03:58PM
General rule of thumb is to leave at least 10% of a startup drive as free space, i.e. 50 gigs for a 500 gig drive. Time to clean house. Clean out downloads. Do a Safe Boot. Empty Trash.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 04:04PM
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SKYLANE
In Safari under Preferences... Select General Tab... Second pull down from the bottom of that Tab says "File Download Location"... Under "Other" I would imagine that you could select an external drive?

On Big Sur here...

Doesn't give me that option. Right click is supposed to do it but my BT mouse won't right click, even after deleting the plist file and rebuilding it. PIA. I got it going after cleaning out some files. but now I gotta head out to get my COVID vac. Don't want to miss the appointment. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: February 05, 2021 04:19PM
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decay
[support.apple.com]

That is a real handy site! Thanks!
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: February 05, 2021 04:36PM
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Wags
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SKYLANE
In Safari under Preferences... Select General Tab... Second pull down from the bottom of that Tab says "File Download Location"... Under "Other" I would imagine that you could select an external drive?

On Big Sur here...

Doesn't give me that option. Right click is supposed to do it but my BT mouse won't right click, even after deleting the plist file and rebuilding it. PIA. I got it going after cleaning out some files. but now I gotta head out to get my COVID vac. Don't want to miss the appointment. Thanks for the help.

I am on Mojave and I have that option in Safari preferences.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 05, 2021 04:46PM
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Spiff
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decay
[support.apple.com]

That is a real handy site! Thanks!

Not as handy as you'd think... If you've never downloaded that OS version before, it won't allow you to download prior versions.
For me, it's utterly useless (I missed a few versions along the way...).



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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 05:07PM
“ my BT mouse won't right click “

Control-Click.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 05, 2021 05:14PM
I've had a lot less stress ever since I decided to do yearly OS updates.



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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 05:20PM
“ If you've never downloaded that OS version before, it won't allow you to download prior versions. ”

I don’t think that is correct.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 05, 2021 05:36PM
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btfc
“ If you've never downloaded that OS version before, it won't allow you to download prior versions. ”

I don’t think that is correct.

Go ahead and follow those App store links to the App store for a version never linked to your AppleID before.
If you can find a way to do it, I'd be most pleased to be wrong about that.



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 05:39PM
I’ve already done so.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 05, 2021 05:42PM
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btfc
I’ve already done so.

Then you've had different results than I...
I cannot download Catalina, High Sierra, or Yosemite... because I missed downloading them on their first run.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 05:44PM
I downloaded H.S. yesterday.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 05:45PM
Use Safari to open links.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 05, 2021 05:47PM
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btfc
Use Safari to open links.

Been there, done that, many a time...
I'll try it again on monday, though. Would be nice to have an installer for Catalina, at least!



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 05, 2021 06:30PM
Paul,
I downloaded Catalina for my husband's mini last weekend. He had been way back on Yosemite and had not DL'ed anything in between.
I had to go to that Apple support website linked above, then log into the App Store under his Apple ID to get the DL, IIRC. I don’t think I even used Safari to get to the Apple Support website.

Maybe it is because you are trying to DL from a higher version and I was going up.
I re-read your post. I think I misunderstood it the first time.





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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2021 06:34PM by rgG.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 07:01PM
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btfc
Use Safari to open links.

The link goes to the App Store and DL's from there
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 07:12PM
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Wags
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btfc
Use Safari to open links.

The link goes to the App Store and DL's from there


Yes. Wasn’t working for me for a while; then I realized that I was using Firefox, and after I switched to Safari everything worked fine.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 07:34PM
I'm giving up. I can't find the article again but I believe that Apple recently put the kibosh on installing a bootable drive from their site. I've DL'd it twice and when its done it says something about not being allowed then immediately deletes it.

It just works





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2021 07:40PM by Wags.
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: decay
Date: February 05, 2021 07:55PM
how about this site?
[dosdude1.com]



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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 05, 2021 08:04PM
It is telling you that it won’t install Catalina over a Big Sur install.

Does it leave a Catalina Installer in ‘Applications’?

What model Mac and what OS did it originally come with?

Do you have a backup or clone?
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 08:13PM
Holy cow.

Got it working by reseting the printer in preferences. Only took me a month of stumbling around the inter webs to get to this info.

[support.apple.com]
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Re: Safe site to DL Catalina?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 05, 2021 08:20PM
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btfc
It is telling you that it won’t install Catalina over a Big Sur install.

Does it leave a Catalina Installer in ‘Applications’?

What model Mac and what OS did it originally come with?

Do you have a backup or clone?

Yeah, the installer's there but it won't run (see screen shot above) and it won't copy to the external drive. Moot point now. Got the printer functioning again, which is all I wanted to do.
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