Experience with dosdude?

  1. 3 weeks ago

    Simon B

    Oct 26 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    I am still running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) on my older iMac as I cannot update any further.

    I have seen that it is possible to upgrade with a utility from dosdude and I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with using this and any advice?

    I have a new MacBook Pro and have found that some software that I am using on both machines will not work properly on my iMac and, of course, I cannot upgrade to Xcode 11.

    Simon.

  2. Philip C

    Oct 26 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Cooroy, QLD, Australia

    I went through the process of updating my old MacBook pro in this way. It seemed to work fine, but was going from Sierra to high Sierra. The problem is that I am not sure that security updates are ok to install, so reverted to the old machine. I have now moved up Catalina and will keep that older machine for testing 32 but apps.
    Hope that helps

  3. I used dosdude's method to update an old 2009 MBP to Catalina, and it went fine.
    Watch his youtube video, there's some steps to follow. But now I have a machine that wasn't much use to me that I can test Catalina on without affecting my main machine (which is still on Mojave for the time being).

  4. 2 weeks ago

    Simon B

    Oct 28 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    Thanks, guys.

    I will not be at my main machine until Friday this week so will delay my decision until then. The problem is that I don’t have the finances at present to update my iMac as I have only just purchased a new MacBook Pro. My main iMac is a work machine, not a backup and I am fearful that I could end up with an unusable machine which I rely upon.

    I do need at least Mojave to run but it is a 2011 machine that cannot be upgraded. Do you think I should take the step to upgrade to Mojave, not Catalin?

  5. Dave S

    Oct 28 San Diego, California USA

    I have a C2D macBookPro (7,1) currently running High Sierra
    Machine is super slow (but considering what it is... :) )

    Anyways.... I think I will try this DosDude upgrade for Catalina once the battery is recharged , since it has been lanquishing on the shelf for at least a year

  6. brian f

    Oct 28 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Chilly California

    @Dave S I have a C2D macBookPro (7,1) currently running High Sierra
    Machine is super slow (but considering what it is... :) )

    Anyways.... I think I will try this DosDude upgrade for Catalina once the battery is recharged , since it has been lanquishing on the shelf for at least a year

    I was thinking of trying DosDude on my old 2010 MacBook Pro this weekend

    Let us know how this works out for you

  7. Dave S

    Oct 28 San Diego, California USA

    @brian f my old 2010 MacBook Pro

    think that is what year mine is as well :)

  8. Dave S

    Oct 28 San Diego, California USA

    WOW..... I just watched his video.... and perhaps its just "me"..... but he made it very unclear as to why (or what) was on an external drive, what was on an internal drive.... what was done for you and what was manual.
    I got totally lost.... a Simple checklist would have been nice....

    He kept saying things like you "could do" but "I'm not going to".... etc..

    So at this point, since I am not clear as to the precise steps.... I'm not going to risk bricking my laptop

    Brian... if you do it, and can publish a 1-2-3 list of steps that would be great.

  9. brian f

    Oct 29 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Chilly California

    @Dave S WOW..... I just watched his video.... and perhaps its just "me"..... but he made it very unclear as to why (or what) was on an external drive, what was on an internal drive.... what was done for you and what was manual.
    I got totally lost.... a Simple checklist would have been nice....

    He kept saying things like you "could do" but "I'm not going to".... etc..

    So at this point, since I am not clear as to the precise steps.... I'm not going to risk bricking my laptop

    Brian... if you do it, and can publish a 1-2-3 list of steps that would be great.

    Dave,

    I will watch the video again as I plan on trying this weekend

    Will for sure report if fail or success and my steps if successful

  10. Simon B

    Oct 29 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    Obviously I will be watching with interest.

    I will delay updating my machine until I see the result of your test. I will not be upgrading to Catalina but want Mojave. The process is different from what I see but the reason I am not going to Catalina is that I would have to format my hard drive to APFS and I don't want to lose anything from my hard drive at present.

  11. Kimball L

    Oct 29 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Meridian, ID, USA

    Just a few weeks ago I used dosdude's stuff to upgrade an old Mac Mini (from 2011, I think?) to 10.14 (10.13 was the last supported OS release on that hardware).

    It worked perfectly. The *only* issue was that some of the colors in finder were a little off - iirc, the background color of title bars was a little darker than normal.

    All the apps on the machine worked perfectly, though.

  12. Dave S

    Oct 29 San Diego, California USA

    I guess I'm just unable to follow a series of audio/video instructions that don't follow a linear path.
    if someone feels so inclined, and might translate all that "you might want to", and "Im not doing that" into a specific checklist?
    I'm the type of person that needs to look at a list, and go, "Ok... I did that, and it worked... Next step.." etc.

  13. last week

    Dave S

    Nov 5 San Diego, California USA

    @brian f Dave,

    I will watch the video again as I plan on trying this weekend

    Will for sure report if fail or success and my steps if successful

    did you manage to find time to try this?

  14. Simon B

    Nov 5 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    I am interested, too!

  15. brian f

    Nov 5 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Chilly California

    Sorry for the late reply. I found some time this past Sunday to try but as others in the YouTube comments I kept getting the corrupted installer error

    I want to try a couple of Ideas but will not have time again until later this week or weekend

  16. Dave S

    Nov 5 San Diego, California USA

    Thanks..... that is exactly why I didn't want to try and untangle the YouTube videos myself.

  17. 7 days ago

    René L

    Nov 6 Pre-Release Testers Ratingen, Duesseldorf, Germany

    Hello,

    i just installed Mojave on to my Macbook Pro 15" inch from Mid 2010 (MacbookPro6,2) using a Stiick created by the Mojave Patcher Tool 1.3.5.

    I still have to Test some things, For now seems it's is working....

  18. 6 days ago

    Simon B

    Nov 7 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    @RenéLandscheidt i just installed Mojave on to my Macbook Pro 15" inch from Mid 2010 (MacbookPro6,2) using a Stiick created by the Mojave Patcher Tool 1.3.5.

    Did you do a clean install of your MacBook or an upgrade?

    By this I mean did you reformat your MacBook hard disk during the installation process?

    The reason I ask is that I don't want to reformat my hard disk, just upgrade to Mojave.

    Simon.

  19. René L

    Nov 7 Pre-Release Testers Ratingen, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Edited 6 days ago

    @Simon B Did you do a clean install of your MacBook or an upgrade?

    By this I mean did you reformat your MacBook hard disk during the installation process?

    The reason I ask is that I don't want to reformat my hard disk, just upgrade to Mojave.

    Simon.

    Hello,

    I did an Upgrade Installation. So all Software an Data was keep'd in Place. So i installed it without formating the Harddrive.
    Till now i have not found something that's not working right. But i also have not tested everything.

  20. Simon B

    Nov 7 Europe (Wiltshire, UK)

    @RenéLandscheidt I did an Upgrade Installation. So all Software an Data was keep'd in Place. So i installed it without formating the Harddrive.
    Till now i have not found something that's not working right. But i also have not tested everything.

    That's what I wanted to hear!

    I want to update my work machine and did not want to try it until I had heard that it was not a huge issue. I have already created the Mojave USB drive so can boot up into Mojave on my mid-2011 iMac but have just not clicked on the update button yet.

    I have a brand new MacBook Pro (2019) but my iMac is the mid-2011 model and is the one I work on all day. I don't have an old mac that I can try the upgrade on and am a little worried that I could end up with an unusable iMac that I rely on daily.

    Please report back when you have more thoroughly tested the functioning of your upgrade.

    Thank you!

    Simon.

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