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I am writing this tutorial because I have received numberous PMs and no one seemed to have written much in clear details.
This tutorial requires some knowledge of Mac OSX and it is NOT completely idiot proof :D

I will not be providing any files, since they are not mine to give.
If you want it to work, put in some effort :P

All Credits go to Netkas, for making this all possible!

I will explain starting from a clean install, please read carefully.

I used JaS 10.4.8 / 8.8.1 for SSe2 & SSe3, Updated to .9 & .10 respectively.
At this stage, the Kernel has NOT been updated yet.

Now download the latest Netkas package from IRC.
(No, I will not send it to you sorry. It is not my file to give.)
#RadeonHD on server irc.osx86.hu (refer to the topic)
Upzip them all in the root of your OSX partition such as /2600XT/ which I will refer to from now on

1, Updating the Kernel
copy the kernel and its respective kext over...
do the following in terminal...

sudo -s
cp -R /mach_kernel /old
cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext /backup/System.kext
cp -R /2600XT/mach_kernel /
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/System.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/dsmos.kext /System/Library/Extensions/

chown -R root:wheel /mach_kernel
chmod -R 775 /mach_kernel
chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext
chmod -R 775 /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext
chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext
chmod -R 775 /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext

reboot (you can actually type that in too)

now you should have kernel 8.10.3

2, Installing ATI Drivers & Natit
Download the iMac Update from the Apple Website, use the search function.
You will need Pacifist to install this package, this time Google is your friend.

Mount the iMac Update DMG and open up Pacifist.
In Pacifist, navigate your way to the Mounted Image and you will find a mpkg.
Click on that and select the first lot of files which will show their path as
/System/Library/Extensions/..............
Anything else don't install

Now, DONT restart your Hackintosh whatever you do.

2a,
Now back to the Netkas package you downloaded,
you can skip this step if you are using 2600XT (Goto 2b)

Inside Terminal:
sudo -s
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATINDRV.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/Natit.kext /System/Library/Extensions/

run "chown" & "chmod" as described earlier but on the above listed files

2b,
Now time to copy the OpenGL.framework

Inside Terminal:
sudo -s (if you have not already done this)
cp -Rf /2600XT/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework /System/Library/Frameworks/
(Note: It is important that you use -Rf)

run "chown" & "chmod" as described earlier but on the above listed file

reboot (Again, you can actually type this in)

Congratulations! Your ATI Radeon HD2600 should now be working!



F.A.Q.
I have rebooted and my screen turns off after the grey Apple Screen.
Currently, ONLY working with DVI2VGA Adapter.

If help is in fact needed, please DO NOT PM me! :P
Please visit the IRC.

If I have you found I've missed something, please PM me corrections, I will gladly update.


PS: ATI Radeon HD2900, please get yourself onto IRC. There is gold to find there. :P

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hello
thanks exodus_xt but only works if you have an intel installation

for amd if you have the 8.9.1 kernel

don't update the kernel and go to section 2

2a,
Now back to the Netkas package you downloaded,

Inside Terminal:
sudo -s
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATINDRV.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/Natit.kext /System/Library/Extensions/

run "chown" & "chmod" as described earlier but on the above listed files

2b,
Now time to copy the OpenGL.framework

Inside Terminal:
sudo -s (if you have not already done this)
cp -Rf /2600XT/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework /System/Library/Frameworks/
(Note: It is important that you use -Rf)

run "chown" & "chmod" as described earlier but on the above listed file

reboot (Again, you can actually type this in)

Congratulations! Your ATI Radeon HD2600 should now be working!


that's work fine for me with my 10.4.10 8.9.1 kernel


Bye

PS: thanks to exodus_xt for this tutorial

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what if someone already has the newest kernel version installed?

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And how about HD2400XT?

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And how about HD2900 Pro ?

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Well as for the HD2900 and IRC.. its been days and NO ONE talks. I gave up.. and if anyone has it working their not talking..

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Can anyone confirm dual monitor working in this setup?

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So, how well runs a HD2900XT on a hackintosh? I just thougt about buying one.

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Ok, I just finished doing what Clyclone_Fr told me about the HD2900XT (what Exodus_Xt talks about). We weren't able to get the card to work yet. It just hangs when the grey apple is on the screen. Nothing more.

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Would that work with a mobility hd2600?

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could anyone make a statement on performance and stability for the hd2600xt and this driver. whats your xbench results. did you ran a graphic-intensive app on it like aperture or a game?

and is there anyone who get the crossfire-function to work (with two cards)?

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Does anyone have DVI out working with 2600 XT 512 MB DDR3?

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Ok, I just finished doing what Clyclone_Fr told me about the HD2900XT (what Exodus_Xt talks about). We weren't able to get the card to work yet. It just hangs when the grey apple is on the screen. Nothing more.


Tried -v and logging down what happened?



By the way, ray of hope: Google "2900GT" and see the good news. Hopefully we can get something from the BIOS.

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does this work with 10.4.9 8.9.1?

also, boots into blue screen...anyone have tis issue?

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I am writing this tutorial because I have received numberous PMs and no one seemed to have written much in clear details.
This tutorial requires some knowledge of Mac OSX and it is NOT completely idiot proof :D

I will not be providing any files, since they are not mine to give.
If you want it to work, put in some effort :P

All Credits go to Netkas, for making this all possible!

I will explain starting from a clean install, please read carefully.

I used JaS 10.4.8 / 8.8.1 for SSe2 & SSe3, Updated to .9 & .10 respectively.
At this stage, the Kernel has NOT been updated yet.

Now download the latest Netkas package from IRC.
(No, I will not send it to you sorry. It is not my file to give.)
#RadeonHD on server irc.osx86.hu (refer to the topic)
Upzip them all in the root of your OSX partition such as /2600XT/ which I will refer to from now on

1, Updating the Kernel
copy the kernel and its respective kext over...
do the following in terminal...

sudo -s
cp -R /mach_kernel /old
cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext /backup/System.kext
cp -R /2600XT/mach_kernel /
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/System.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
cp -R /2600XT/Extenstions/dsmos.kext /System/Library/Extensions/

chown -R root:wheel /mach_kernel
chmod -R 775 /mach_kernel
chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext
chmod -R 775 /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext
chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext
chmod -R 775 /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext

reboot (you can actually type that in too)

now you should have kernel 8.10.3


I have a C2D E4400, running 10.4.9 (8.9.1). Do I need to upgrade the Kernel to 8.10.3? If so, (ironically) this is the only part I can't figure out based on your tutorial...are the above files in the download-able package, or do I get the kernel files somewhere else? And if 8.10.3 is not necessary on an Intel platform, can I just do the second part and not update the kernel?

Any help would be appreciated...I've tried about 4 times now, each time screwing it up and having to reformat/re-install the OS...not a total n00b at all, just can't quite follow some "you understood" points in your tutorial...perhaps they are not as "you understood" for some :happymac:

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I have a C2D E4400, running 10.4.9 (8.9.1). Do I need to upgrade the Kernel to 8.10.3? If so, (ironically) this is the only part I can't figure out based on your tutorial...are the above files in the download-able package, or do I get the kernel files somewhere else? And if 8.10.3 is not necessary on an Intel platform, can I just do the second part and not update the kernel?

Any help would be appreciated...I've tried about 4 times now, each time screwing it up and having to reformat/re-install the OS...not a total n00b at all, just can't quite follow some "you understood" points in your tutorial...perhaps they are not as "you understood" for some ;)


i have same problem, ati 2600xt drivers dont work for me with kernel 8.10.1
here are the file:

netkas drivers

ATI_Radeon_HD
ATI_Radeon_HD_2600_PRO
Natit.kext.tar.bz2
8.10.3.kernel_decrypter_system.pkg

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can't get it to work with a 2600xt 256mb gddr3. followed the guide provided by exotus_xt. as i understand:
1. i do not have to upgrade the kernel cause i'm on an amd system (with 10.4.10/8.10.1) (am i right?)
2. i do not have to copy the modified kext (cause those from imac-update works) and no natit (am i right?)
but i always boot into a black screen when there should be the loginwindow (with natit too and yes i use a dvi-vga-adapter)
the install-pkg provided by netkas in irc on the other hand screw up my whole system. so are there other things i could try?

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my is now successfully working

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Hi, Ive tried the howto now the 6th time.
After booting to OS I get an Error MEssage NAtit.kext + dsmos.kext are not probably installed.
Can someone help me, please exspecially jonyb7!!!
Im using Kernel 8.9.1 and a 2600 pro

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Hi, Ive tried the howto now the 6th time.
After booting to OS I get an Error MEssage NAtit.kext + dsmos.kext are not probably installed.
Can someone help me, please exspecially jonyb7!!!
Im using Kernel 8.9.1 and a 2600 pro


i use 8.10.3 v4 kernel, radeon 2600 kext from imac update 1.1, and natit kext





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