I bought a macbook air with ubuntu on it and now I want to install macOS and I cant do it. I tried installing High Sierra, Catalina, Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Mojave (show Apple logo when i start install) and I can't even get in recovery mode.

Can anybody can help me?

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    TBH, you're better off running the latest version of Ubuntu, instead of a 10-year-old version of MacOS. – benwiggy Jul 6 at 12:13

Unfortunately, the newest version of OS X released by Apple for your model Mac is Lion (10.7.5). You can purchase Lion from Apple for 19.99 USD. However the website states you first have to have Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8) installed before installing Lion. AFAIK, Snow leopard is no longer available for purchase from Apple. It is possible to buy used copies of Snow Leopard and it is also possible to download free copies. Downloading a free copy would violate Apple's license.

All of this really does not matter, unless you have some really old OS X compatible software to use. Basically, Lion is to old to access the web and be compatible with any current software.

Officially, the most current version of Windows available for your model Mac is 32 bit Windows 7. However, you might be able to run 64 bit Windows 10, but with a processor speed under 2 GHZ and only 2 GB of RAM, I would expect Windows 10 would be sluggish to run.

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  • You can create a bootable disc from the Lion Installer but you need access to a Mac. See for instance macworld.com/article/1161069/… . I think any Mac will do. – lhf Jul 6 at 11:57
  • @David is right, and Ubuntu is really the only answer to make that a functional computer these days. Any other OS that is compatible will be depreciated or obsolete, and if you can get a 'modern' Windows on it, it will be too slow for most use cases. – Billie Hawkins Jul 8 at 17:58

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