I have an old Macbook Pro (15-inch, mid-2010). Unfortunately,
- (mechanical, non-SSD) hard disk has bad sectors; it needs to be replaced,
- the GPU is faulty, if it is in use, the kernel panics; sometimes within several minutes from the boot up.
I figured out the procedure for installing a new working hard drive, yet before I do that, I have to ask:
Does the macOS installer rely on GPU? If yes, is it possible to make the installer not to use GPU?