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Question: macOS Mojave Security Update 2021-003 10.14.6

why would macOS Mojave Security Update 2021-003 10.14.6 fail with ERROR_7E7AEE96CA displayed in dialog with catalina install 'badge'?

Posted on Apr 26, 2021 8:45 PM

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Give a day or so for Apple to eventually release the Standalone installer. Once it is, manually download. Restart computer in Safe Mode >> Shift << and then run the update.

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 3:03 AM

Apr 26, 2021 9:01 PM in response to onetriadrr In response to onetriadrr

macRumors supplied the probable cause and fix... i hope.

caused by using mojave as source for catalina migration to a separate boot partition

have to install macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Combo Update over existing mojave... then reinstall newer updates

what a pain!

Apr 26, 2021 9:01 PM

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Apr 27, 2021 3:43 AM in response to P. Phillips In response to P. Phillips

thanks for the reply

so far as i can tell, the migration leaves the source mojave volume with a catalina restore partition... macOS Base System 10.15.x

that's a bug in my book.

Already, finished a reinstall to a fresh partition an cloned back to original.

4 hours i'll never get back

Apr 27, 2021 3:43 AM

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Apr 27, 2021 11:11 AM in response to onetriadrr In response to onetriadrr

indeed, here's the text of the SystemVersion.plist file on the recovery volume of the Mojave source partition post Catalina update to separate partition via Software Update panel...

looks like confirmation the Recovery volume of the Mojave source has been swapped with 10.15.7 system.

Good to have multiple clone backups.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>ProductBuildVersion</key>

<string>19H524</string>

<key>ProductCopyright</key>

<string>1983-2021 Apple Inc.</string>

<key>ProductName</key>

<string>Mac OS X</string>

<key>ProductUserVisibleVersion</key>

<string>10.15.7</string>

<key>ProductVersion</key>

<string>10.15.7</string>

<key>iOSSupportVersion</key>

<string>13.6</string>

</dict>

</plist>


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Apr 27, 2021 5:43 PM in response to onetriadrr In response to onetriadrr

19H114 December 14, 202019.6.0


Tue Nov 10 00:10:30 PST 2020 About the security content of Security Update 2020-001Security Update 2020-001

(Catalina)19H512February 1, 202119.6.0


Tue Jan 12 22:13:05 PST 2021 About the security content of Security Update 2021-001Security Update 2021-001 (Catalina)19H524 February 9, 2021Supplemental Update

Security content

macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update 2


19H1030 April 26, 202119.6.0

xnu-6153.141.28.1~1

Mon Apr 12 20:57:45 PDT 2021About the security content of Security Update 2021-002

Apr 27, 2021 5:43 PM

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Apr 27, 2021 6:47 PM in response to BDAqua In response to BDAqua

Thanks for the suggestion, but i've completely reinstalled, and all is well aside from my annoyance.


This is a bug alert from my point of view.


in a nutshell: i have both mojave and catalina installed and switch between the two due to an extremely useful 32bit app.


A update/migration of mohave > catalina in a separate catalina partition resulted in the mojave partition's recovery volume being overwritten/superseded by a catalina recovery system 'macOS Base System 10.15....' .


So, the next system wide update, that apparently requires booting to the recovery volume, failed... you can't boot in catalina and install mojave.


When the install fails... opening disk utility from the menu, before rebooting, showed the install booted in catalina recovery.


If i had know about the recovery volume swap, i could have easily recovered from a clone of the mojave partition in less than 20 minutes.


In my opinion, this is a bug in the catalina install.



Apr 27, 2021 6:47 PM

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Apr 28, 2021 4:56 AM in response to onetriadrr In response to onetriadrr

How can we tell if the restore partition is Catalina (without trying to do a restore)? I've been on Mojave and last night when I was shutting down, it started some sort of update. I don't have the Mac OS automatic update selected in Preferences so I don't know why it did it on its own. I don't know if this was a security update or what, but it took longer than normal and I was afraid that when it booted up it would be on Big Sur, but it was still Mojave but I no longer got the chime.

Apr 28, 2021 4:56 AM

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Apr 28, 2021 6:59 AM in response to opto In response to opto

In my case, i first booted in os sierra and simply mounted the recovery volume, navigated into the single folder and read the system info.plist

If you have an update to mojave that fails and a install dialog window appears displaying an error code below the round catalina 'badge'... your recovery volume's 'base system' is almost certainly catalina.

You can confirm, by opening Disk Utility using the menu above the 'error dialog'... the boot volume name will be displayed there.


I'm no expert, just a long time user with too much time on my hands.


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