MacOS 10.15 Catalina Crashes and Freezes on Boot


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wisecracker, do you encrypt your macOS hard drives?
About the Apple T2 Security Chip - Apple Support

It makes the platform unable to install Linux, """apparently""" on external drives too.

There is this, but I have already found a way...
Don't Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple's New Devices - OMG! Ubuntu!

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I have finally moved all my 4 Macs off the Developer Beta Program (or whatever they call it); and am currently running

Code:
Mojave 14.6.5

... on three of my "main macs".

Still have an older backup MBA which cannot run Mojave.

Anyway, I'm "off" the Apple beta program; got very little benefit but experienced a lot of pain (system crashes, freezes on installation and reboot, etc.) from being enrolled.

I miss Steve Jobs being at Apple... since he has departed the world, Apple has not been the same and the quality and design updates has gone down hill. True innovation at Apple is gone under Tim Cook, unfortunately.
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Beta programs are there to find and fix problems Smilie They are not meant for end users but for users willing to help Apple find and fix issues. Sadly participants prefer to suffer in silence and complain instead of reporting the issues back to the developers so they can fix them before the final release goes out. The systems are not expected to work flawlessly - and using old ass hardware and expecting everything is gonna work is a bit illusive (though I have participated on pretty much every beta program since they exist on at least 5-6 year old laptops and the only problem so far that I faced was that my external disks would not work without a driver upgrade. I can live with that Smilie
I am not sure why I would want to run linux on a baremetal mac - but nothing is preventing me from running various linux and windows versions on virtual machines with unencrypted internal and external disks - throughout the past 5 OSx upgrades - and still without problems - on a 2013 mac Smilie
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I'm running the public releases of Catalina on three of my four Macs now, and it runs fine.

As I said in my post, I am out of the BETA program, and I am a long time BETA member and Apple developer person.

It's not the same as years ago, Apple BETA releases crash way too much; and my hardware is fine, MacBook Airs, MacPro, MacMini. I don't run macOS on anything but Apple hardware.

I don't have time to debug Apple's beta releases anymore and in my opinion, the bugs are far more more serious and frequent the longer time has moved into the post Steve Jobs era at Apple.

Steve Jobs was a visionary, innovated, brash, perfectionist. I miss his leadership at Apple.

But that is just me, I guess .... Smilie
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