A way to install macOS Catalina guest on VirtualBox on a Mac host

Why this blog post? I won’t say this is the way to install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox, but it’s certainly a way, and it’s difficult to find information about a way to do it. There are a lot of posts indicating that 10.15 or 10.15.1 worked but 10.15.2 and beyond don’t. Or that there are… Continue reading A way to install macOS Catalina guest on VirtualBox on a Mac host

What can you do at the password prompt in Catalina’s recovery mode?

The mysterious password prompt Starting in macOS 10.15 (Catalina), Apple started requiring a password to do anything useful after booting into recovery mode: It’s not exactly clear what this password is for. T2-chip Macs have hardware-based encryption, and that encryption is able to turn on instantaneously. Without mounting the encrypted drive, you can’t really reset… Continue reading What can you do at the password prompt in Catalina’s recovery mode?