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1. Before you ask if your Intel laptop or notebook will run OS X, please do either one or all of the following:
 


1.1 Check the notebook installation guide here.  You might have the same or similar notebook from the ones listed in the guide.

 

1.2 Check the OSx86 wiki to see if your hardware is compatible.

 

1.3 If you can't find a similar hardware in 1.2 and 1.3, then get an Ubuntu live CD (or in USB) and run it. 

 

Open a terminal window and type lspci -nn > ~/Desktop/lspci.txt (save it somewhere)

 

Your lspci.txt should contain something similar below:

 

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1503] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1e14] (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1e16] (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
23:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller [197b:2380] (rev 30)
23:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
23:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)
24:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]

 

 

Check your hardware components' compatibility by comparing it with the ones listed in 1.2.   Also, please read this.

 

 

2. Before you ask for help with your OS X installation problem, please have one or all of the following ready:

 

2.1 if you get a kernel panic, take a picture and attach it to your post.

 

2.2 if your notebook boots with the apple logo and nothing seems to happen, try to boot in verbose mode.   Take a picture of the boot messages and attach it to your post.

 

2.3 If you have a device not working, e.g. audio, open a terminal and type sudo dmesg > ~/Desktop/dmesg.txt  Attach the text file to your post.

 

2.4 Don't be surprised to find that your notebook keyboard and trackpad are not working.  Read this.

 

 

3. Before you ask for help with anything make sure that you have followed one of the installation guides at InsanelyMac.   Make sure you mention which guide you followed for easy reference.

 

 

Lastly, please read the FAQ section.  You might the answer to your question already.

 

 

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