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Can i install catalina (hackintosh)

Rocky kavi

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Please, no "bro" here, it's considered disrespectful. No support for distros here either so if that's the path you choose, I invite you to seek assistance elsewhere (the one you mentioned has its own forum after all).


Before you even contemplate engaging on this Hackintosh road, please note that:

  • GeForce G610M is based on Fermi GF119 and would not be properly supported beyond El Capitan (if supported at all given you're using a dual-GPU laptop and that Optimus is not supported on Hackintosh)
  • HD3000 graphics has no support beyond High Sierra 10.13; it's not compatible with Metal and was therefore dropped in Mojave (there are tricks to run HD3000 in Mojave/Catalina with OpenGL graphics acceleration only but it's increasingly difficult and complex to support and not bug free; I discourage it).


So, if you want to run macOS, I recommend that you:

  • proceed with a vanilla-only installation
  • call on a dedicated SSDT table to disable your nVidia dGPU and save battery
  • stick to High Sierra, it'll run perfectly or so, HD3000 being a little buggy at times in macOS

Good luck.

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