Running Catalina on Main Machine

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by jwatters579, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. jwatters579 macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2015
    I was wondering how stable it is to run Catalina on a main machine? I have an updated Time Machine (running Mojave) but, it is not in a HFS format (the backup). Can I install Catalina and have all my current files on there (from Mojave) without an issue?
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    If you have to ask, then no. Catalina hasn't been publicly released. These are very early developer test versions.
  3. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
    If you can't wait for the public beta in July, I'd recommend at least waiting on Dev Beta 2. It will likely released next week (Tuesday) along with iOS 13 Beta 2. Hopefully, that would fix some bugs from Beta 1.
  4. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
    I had no issues with Catalina except for battery life. Battery life went from 7-9 hrs on a single charge to more like 2 hrs or so. Went back to Mojave. All good now.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Running on your "main" drive as your "primary" OS?

    I wouldn't even think about this until October/November this year...
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I'm even hesitant to run Catalina on an entirely separate Mac on my main iCloud account! I wouldn't dare run it on my main machines.

    I have a separate Apple ID I use for work dev-stuff that I use to play with Catalina. There's not too much exciting stuff to play with so I haven't messed with it much. I've already seen built-in apps crash several times, including Photos.

    So yeah, no. :)

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