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ApplePi-Baker v2.2.0 release for Catalina

ApplePi-Baker v2.2.0 release for Catalina

We have just released ApplePi-Baker v2.2.0.
This version was released with macOS Catalina in mind.

The first release of macOS Catalina (10.15) came with some serious problems for applications like ApplePi-Baker and the likes (Etcher etc).
The “Full Disk Access” security setting seemed to have a bug, preventing reliable access to external disks.

After Apple released its first update (10.15.1) this bug seems to be resolved in a way.
Accessing external disks still comes with a few challenges, so when a disk is being selected, ApplePi-Baker will verify  if “Full Disk Access” works.
If not, a notification and explanation will be shown how to enable “Full Disk Access” for ApplePi-Baker.

Additionally, a small bug (leaving a temp file behind after a backup or restore in ~/tmp) has been resolved.
If partition resizing was used when restoring an image, the resized IMG will still remain, saving you the time to restore the same image again.

For downloads and comments:
Please go to the original article: ApplePi-Baker v2 – Backup & Restore SD cards, USB drives, etc. or look at the Downloads page.

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  • Mar 4, 2020 - 8:08 AM - David Comment Link

    1.9.9 works with Catalina. Version 2 and above doesn’t. Tells you that you need to grant full disk permissions and even after you do, it still doesn’t work. 



    • Mar 6, 2020 - 3:21 AM - Hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi David!

      I’m sorry to hear you’re running into issue.

      It seems that a handful of users experience this issue.
      I’m trying to debug this, but cannot reproduce this issue on the 4 Mac’s that I have access to (MBP 13″ 2013, MBP 15″ 2017, MB 12″ and a Mac Pro 2013).
      I’ve been testing with one of the users in the past few days, if you’d like you can try the test version as well. You can download it here.

      Without users helping me with testing, this will be very difficult to fix … so any help/testing is appreciated.

      In case you prefer to discuss testing by email, feel free to email me at webmaster at tweaking4all dot com.
      Please do mention the context (I do get a lot of emails on any given day, concerning several projects I’m working on).



      • Jul 24, 2020 - 3:34 PM - usback Comment Link

        this is not working my mac book pro 2018 15inch

        os version is : 10.15.6

        that is not showing window and just  crashed …

        version 2.2.3 has worked some times.



      • Jul 26, 2020 - 7:34 AM - Hans - Author: Comment Link

        Please try the beta release (2.2.5 build 22) …

        I cannot guarantee this beta to resolve the issue though.
        What kind of message do you get when it crashes?
        p.s. do not post full reports from your Mac here. Consider using the forum for that if needed.



  • Mar 22, 2021 - 8:33 AM - Uri Pierre Noel Comment Link

    What version works well with Mac OS 11.2 BIg Sur? I’m trying to create a bootable USB of Linux Mint on Mac to install on a new Lenovo Thinkcentre PC


    Uri Pierre Noel

    • Mar 23, 2021 - 5:45 AM - Hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Uri Pierre Noel,

      Theoretically any version should work. I’d recommend starting with the current release version of V2 (here).
      If you run into issues, you can give the v2 Beta a try (here).
      If you keep running into issue (please report, maybe I can help) consider using the older v1.99 (here).

      Note: ApplePi-Baker wasn’t really designed for this purpose and doesn’t change anything when it comes to ISO files or IMG files. This means you system must be able to handle said format to boot from (in my experience this is quite often the case – I haven’t ran into a failure yet).

      Please let us know if it worked and what Linux image you sued. Would be nice for others to see if it works or not. 



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