Good afternoon, so I use a patch from this website:
But you have to make sure you have the right equipment and is full compatible, if you go to About This Mac, and then you click in Sistema Report, you will see there a reference “Identificador de modelo: MacBook5,1” (Model Identification", and is this that you have to check…
But lets go step by step:
- Check if you model is compatible:
Early-2008 or newer Mac Pro, iMac, or MacBook Pro:
- iMac11,x (systems with AMD Radeon HD 5xxx and 6xxx series GPUs will be almost unusable when running Catalina.)
- iMac12,x (systems with AMD Radeon HD 5xxx and 6xxx series GPUs will be almost unusable when running Catalina.)
Late-2008 or newer MacBook Air or Aluminum Unibody MacBook:
Early-2009 or newer Mac Mini or white MacBook:
- Macmini5,x (systems with AMD Radeon HD 6xxx series GPUs will be almost unusable when running Catalina.)
Early-2008 or newer Xserve:
Machines that ARE NOT supported:
- 2006-2007 Mac Pros, iMacs, MacBook Pros, and Mac Minis:
— The 2007 iMac 7,1 is compatible if the CPU is upgraded to a Penryn-based Core 2 Duo, such as a T9300.
- Check your graphic card:
- AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5xxx and 6xxx series graphics acceleration: Currently, it is not possible to achieve full graphics acceleration under Catalina on any machines that use a Radeon HD 5xxx or 6xxx series GPU. If you have a machine with one of these GPUs installed, I’d advise upgrading it if possible (can be done in 2010/2011 iMacs, iMac11,x-12,x), disabling the dedicated GPU if using a 2011 15" or 17" MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2/8,3, instructions to do so can be found here), or not installing Catalina. Running Catalina without full graphics acceleration will result in extremely poor system performance.
- 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 AMD GPU Support: FIXED as of Catalina Patcher 1.2.0.
- APFS BootROM Support: If you have a machine that supports High Sierra natively, you MUST ensure you have the latest version of the system’s BootROM installed. If you have NOT previously installed High Sierra, you can download and install this package to install the latest BootROM version. When installing, ensure your system is plugged in to power, or the update will not be installed.
See this video: https://youtu.be/wxFzZWqoCng
Check that you have to change your Hard drive system files to APFS before you choose drive to install. (You can see how in the video above)
In the end you will have Catalina in your computer.
NOTE: It worked in my computer but no guarantee that will work in yours, and I will not be responsible if something wrong occur…
If you have a system that is not compatible with Catalina, but is compatible with high Sierra you have here a different patch: http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/
Cant help in implementation has I not use this one…
Hope it helps someone …