public beta 1... not with my macbook

fisherking

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first time i've ever installed a beta i couldn't use (i've been on the public beta program since apple first started it). i've had many issues over the years, but today.. could not use my macbook.

even the force quit window couldn't be quit! lots of system-wide beachballs. app beachballs.

i tried the beta THREE times; second (& third) time, i wiped the drive, started clean.

thinking it's an actual hardware issue; we'll see. doing internet recovery (to sierra! lol), and will get back to 10.14, see what happens...

so it goes.
 

mikecwest

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It might be helpful to provide more details. Which MacBook do you have? How much ram? SSD or platter disc?

I don’t know if it has changed or not , but APFS previously didn’t play nice with spinning discs.
 

fisherking

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was on the mojave betas before this, no probs. 2016 12"; only started acting up with last night's 10.5 public beta. anyway, am bringing my mac back to mojave, and will revisit catalina with pb2 (probably). thanks!
 

vbctv

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was on the mojave betas before this, no probs. 2016 12"; only started acting up with last night's 10.5 public beta. anyway, am bringing my mac back to mojave, and will revisit catalina with pb2 (probably). thanks!
I'm on Dev Beta 2 on my 2016 MacBook 12 inch and it is unusable also. Beachballs like crazy, Finder windows not loading, but noticed problems seem to get a little better after the Indexing is complete. Press the search icon on the top bar and just type any letter and you should see the indexing. After indexing is complete, it's still a lot of beachballs but more useable than while it's indexing. It could be an issue with the m3/m5 in the 12 MacBook not being powerful enough or something. I'm really thinking Apple does NOT test on all devices before they release.
 

fisherking

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wondering about that too (the M3, not the 'apple does not test' statement, which is based on what fact???).

either way, it's got a way to go before we can all use it. may try again with the next public beta version...