[HOW TO] ATI Radeon HD2600 Series for Hackintosh
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...
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
Anything else don't install
Now, DONT restart your Hackintosh whatever you do.
Now back to the Netkas package you downloaded,
you can skip this step if you are using 2600XT (Goto 2b)
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
Now time to copy the OpenGL.framework
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!
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. :D