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HI forks am new here and can't wait to join the Mac OS lists, but I wanted to ask a question will this system configuration be able to install Mac Catalina or Mac OS X El Capitan


System:    Host: user-HP-Pavilion-dv4-Notebook-PC Kernel: 4.15.0-118-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC v: 0599100000204610001020100 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1646 v: 12.26 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: F.1C date: 01/23/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 1027 MHz 2: 1204 MHz 3: 1009 MHz 4: 916 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Whistler [Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1024x768@75.03hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) version: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.8
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-118-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp10s0 state: down mac: 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (92.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 148G used: 132G (94%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A gpu: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 257 Uptime: 4:04 Memory: 2525.8/3797.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56 

Thank you.

Pretty sure the best you'll be able to run will be macOS High Sierra.

  • CPU: no issue at all, your Sandy Bridge CPU can support all versions from Snow Leopard to current Catalina
  • HD3000 iGPU: no support for HD3000 beyond High Sierra, at least officially although there are tricks to run this old iGPU in OpenGL-only mode in Mojave/Catalina. However, given that HD3000 tends to get buggy over time, it's probably best to stick to versions that natively support it.
  • AMD Whistler (Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M) dGPU: there is no support for dual-GPU on Hackintosh laptops but if you can set the laptop to run on the dGPU only (through BIOS for instance), you may get this supported up to macOS High Sierra. There will be no support whatsoever in Mojave/Catalina.
  • Audio: should be Ok with all versions once you identify the exact codec and apply the relevant config (i.e. correct layout-id with AppleALC kext).
  • LAN: should be Ok with all versions with the appropriate Realtek LAN driver (the necessary kext is available).
  • WLAN: Intel used to be totally unsupported but new developments brought support for some cards. Can't say if yours is in the list; if not, you'll have to replace it by a supported model.
  • Disk: no issue whatsoever, just make sure disk mode is set to AHCI, not RAID, in BIOS.

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