A very common problem while installing macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware is EFI VMware Virtual SATA error. In other words; it stuck at Apple logo while installing macOS 10.15 Catalina. This error is common both with the windows and macOS users who are testing on VMware. The methods are the same to fix the problem but with a little difference.
Fix macOS Catalina Stuck at Apple logo on Windows
I don’t what is the cause of this error but whatever it is, here we will sort out the matter. To fix the problem turn off the Virtual machine contains the macOS 10.15 Catalina. Then Open the setting of VM.
Now head over to the options tab and change the guest OS.
> If the guest operating system is set to Apple Mac OS X change it to windows x64.
> And if it is set to Windows X64 bit, change it to Apple mac OS X.
Apply the changes and power on the Virtual machine which contains the macOS Catalina. This will fix the problem.
Fix macOS Catalina Stuck on Black Apple logo on VMware Fusion
Go to the Virtual Machine menu and shut down the Virtual Machine if it is running.
Open the settings of the Virtual machine contains the macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Go to the general tab and change the guest operating system as instructed below.
if you set the guest operating system while creating the Virtual Machine Windows, change it to Apple Mac OS X, macOS 10.14.
> If the guest operating system is set to Apple Mac OS X while creating the Virtual machine, change it to Windows x64 bit.
Confirm the changes, then go to the Virtual Machine menu and change it to Power on the Virtual Machine.