Install problem beta 3

dsampley

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 2, 2007
321
190
Just downloaded beta 3 and kept getting the message update could not be installed. I am running Catalina on a separate container. I noted that the install app downloaded to the applications folder on my Mojave container. When I moved the app installer to the application folder under Catalina AND ran the app manually, i was able to install beta 3 successfully.

Just curious if anyone else see’s this.
 

maokomioko

macrumors newbie
Mar 7, 2019
3
1
Can confirm. Happened here as well.
Followed suggestions to disable "auto proxy discovery", but didn't help.
 

RipNoCellular

macrumors newbie
Jun 5, 2018
15
1
Leuven, België
Just downloaded beta 3 and kept getting the message update could not be installed. I am running Catalina on a separate container. I noted that the install app downloaded to the applications folder on my Mojave container. When I moved the app installer to the application folder under Catalina AND ran the app manually, i was able to install beta 3 successfully.

Just curious if anyone else see’s this.
Any idea where to beta file is normally downloaded to? I can't seem to find mine.
 

ventmore

macrumors 6502a
Jul 13, 2008
688
273
Applications folder....If you have multiple installations of OS X on the same machine, others have had it go in the wrong one.
I enable FileVault on all my installations so they can’t see each other unless I want them to.
 

ian-frs

macrumors 6502
Apr 12, 2007
447
32
Jax
Odd I can't delete the files in the update folder. For some reason I don't have enough admin access.
 

0014

macrumors 6502a
May 23, 2016
956
590
Middle East
Odd I can't delete the files in the update folder. For some reason I don't have enough admin access.
Having the same issue here.

Tried downloading the full installer and that gets to the end and then says the computer can't shut down.

When forcing a shut down it just restarts as normal.

Trying to install again from the full installer. But currently saying 30mins to install.
 

Sundoctor1

macrumors newbie
Mar 13, 2015
8
1
Just tried again and it downloaded some more then moved into "Preparing" and now wants to restart. I'm thinking it's been fixed. 13" MBP 2018
 

ethank

macrumors member
Mar 23, 2003
38
10
Just tried again and it downloaded some more then moved into "Preparing" and now wants to restart. I'm thinking it's been fixed. 13" MBP 2018
Nope. Bricked my machines. No power at all. No fans. Totally dead. Two machines.
 

BaggieBoy

macrumors 6502
May 29, 2012
475
150
UK
After removing and reinstalling the beta profile twice, the latest update completed and installed. 2018 13" MBP.

All seems normal.