Posted on 11-13-2020 05:47 AM
Does anyone know the correct Bash command to upgrade to Big Sur? I tried using "/Applications/Install macOS Big Sur.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --agreetolicense --forcequitapps --nointeraction" but it just hangs.
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Posted on 11-13-2020 07:48 AM
I find that opening the installer app for the first time takes ages, it’ll just bounce in the dock and terminal command to it also hang.
Not sure if the app on first load does some verification steps to Apple, once it opens I then find terminal commands work instantly.
Posted on 10-26-2022 11:47 AM
Hi Trying to instal lVentura Silently Via any suggestions
--agreetolicense --nointeraction does nothng but pop up the install
Posted on 10-26-2022 02:52 PM
Hey Michael. These are the commands I'm using. They worked with Monterey last year and they work with Ventura this year as well. These commands assume that you're allowing end-users to initiate the installation via Self Service, and that Install macOS Ventura.app is already cached on their machine (I use a separate policy to download the installer silently to compatible Macs that don't have it yet).
Note that the Apple Silicon variant requires you to list the password of a local Administrator account in the command.
Also note that if your users are running this from Self Service, in my experience it can take a while (10-30 minutes) for the Mac to restart while MobileSoftwareUpdate runs in the background. The only indication your users will have as the Mac prepares for the update will be the spinning circle in Self Service, so you might want to give them a heads up about that. ☺️
/Applications/Install\ macOS\ Ventura.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --agreetolicense --forcequitapps --nointeraction && sleep 10 && osascript -e 'tell application "Self Service" to quit'
echo <local admin account password> | /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Ventura.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --agreetolicense --nointeraction --user itdepartment --stdinpass && sleep 10 && osascript -e 'tell application "Self Service" to quit'
Posted on 10-26-2022 03:04 PM
I used something like this back in the Big Sur days.
Do you have the policy you use to cache the Ventura.app on the computer if they don't already have it installed?
Posted on 10-26-2022 03:26 PM
Sure—that policy is pretty simple. I just host the package in Jamf Pro, add it to the policy, and then scope the policy to a smart group that looks for Macs that don't have Install macOS Ventura.app installed.
What method have you been using since the Big Sur days? How's it been working for you?
Posted on 10-26-2022 03:35 PM
Same here, I had a InstallAssistant package that would download the 12GB installer to their computer once deployed. Not sure where to find those packages anymore.
Posted on 10-26-2022 03:41 PM
I believe you can find them from MrMacintosh here: https://mrmacintosh.com/macos-ventura-13-full-installer-database-download-directly-from-apple/
To get the installer these days I just use the following code to grab the latest version of the installer:
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 1.2.3
Posted on 10-26-2022 03:45 PM
I just download Install macOS Ventura.app from the app store onto a Mac, package it up using MegaPKGr.zsh since it's too big for Composer to handle alone, upload it as a package to Jamf Pro, and deploy it to Macs from there.
Posted on 10-26-2022 07:22 PM
@jmackbnd Why re-package the Ventura installer when Apple has done it for you: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/25/16/012-92138-A_KGGGN26YQB/d0kr042ixfvkboeft8qt2i3aclr5b...
(You can find a full list of download links for the various macOS versions Apple has published as InstallAssistant packages on @ClassicII 's web site: https://mrmacintosh.com/ )
11-07-2022 08:16 AM - edited 11-07-2022 08:17 AM
@jmackbnd I use https://github.com/scriptingosx/DownloadFullInstaller app to download any version of macOS. It download as InstallAssistant-xx.x-xxxxxx.pkg already