How to install MacOS Catalina on Parallels 16 for M1 ARM

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by AndrewL29, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. AndrewL29

    AndrewL29 Bit Poster

    Hi there,
    Can I install MacOS Catalina on a Parallels VM on an M1 Mac? I want to keep a VM handy with my old Mac for a while. I've downloaded a few Catalina iso files, but Parallels doesn't recognize it as an installer. Thoughts?
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

    Unfortunately macOS doesn't support as a Guest OS for Mac M1
    Please find the list of Supported Guest OS (Apple M1) below:
    • Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview
      Windows on ARM can run most of the regular Windows x86 applications. You can download the Parallels Desktop trial and install the application you need. If it doesn't work, let us know at Parallels Forum.
    • Ubuntu 20.10, 20.04
    • Fedora Workstation 33-1.2
    • Debian GNU/Linux 10.7
    • Kali Linux 2021.1
    If you have any additional questions please let us know.
  3. MonaL

    MonaL Bit Poster

    I think the list is general
    I can run any OS (Lion, Mountain Lion, Catalina, etc etc) in the older parallels with Intel so why not m1?

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