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Download AMD Kernel for Mountain Lion 10.8.2 1.0

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This is the result of months of development in this topic: http://www.insanelym...testing-on-amd/.

The latest kernel, which i'm posting here as amd_kernel, was built by Andy Vandjick, but that wouldn't be possible without the amazing work by Sinetek (who made the first ssse3 emulator ever, enabling non FX-series CPUs to run OSX in 64-bit kernel mode), R:A:W:x86, Bronzovka (who made Lion on AMD possible) and the Voodoo team. Many thanks to them all!

The correct boot flags to run the kernel are amd_kernel arch=x86_64. FX-series users must also add the correct busratio. The kernel is not working properly with nVidia graphics (and some ATI ones), so their users must also either add -x (safe mode) boot flag or disable GeforceGA.plugin and GLDriver.bundle in System/Library/Extensions.

FX users may also try the 12.0 AMD kernel by sinetek, which is confirmed to be working nicely with newer AMD CPUs (Bulldozer and Piledriver chips). Bad news are that, since it's a 12.0 (10.8.0) kernel, it won't work with 10.8.2 without mods; specifically, it's necessary replacing the 10.8.2 AppleFileSystemDriver.kext, IOACPIFamily.kext and perhaps AppleACPIPlatform.kext by the 10.8.0 versions of each one.

Good luck to all and please post feedback. The sources are also included for anyone wanting to build the kernel from the sources, or help improve it - there's still a lot of work to do.

okaay, I saw it but the question is (I am noob:) how can I use it :))
thanks for the work. I will wait for reviews who installed.
(говорила мама: учи сынок английский))) Я так понял с видеокартой GTX 260, это ядро не работаетжаль)
Booted successfully only in single-user mode - flags "amd_kernel arch=x86_64 -s -v". In other modes constant KP. Trying to find successfull combination of flags.

Config: Athlon 2 X3 440, Radeon 6790, 890GPA-UD3H, RAM 8Gb
V1tol where did you put the kernel file how does it work. I have my 10.8.2 on usb, should I but it there or how?
ok I got till installing screen everytihng goes fine till it stop on %75. It lags and never goes. any ideas?
Great work! Problem only with OpenGL(in game CiV5 - minimum artifacts)
Все работает прекрасно. Успел даже Civilization 5 погонять :)
Проблема только одна: местами проблемы с графикой.
OS: 10.8.2
GFX: XFX 6850
Boot args: -f npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=Yes UseKernelCache=No
SMBIOS: MacPro2,1
If i download the N{censored} mountain lion distro and load it on a usb and then just replace the kernel with this one would it boot just fine or would I have to do some more? I am running a amd fx 8120 with a gtx 660 and 8gb of ram.
Success! Just needed to place PciRootUID=1 in startup options.
dejavue, I unpacked installed 10.8.2 image on my HDD, then from Windows using MacDrive I placed kernel in root of MacOS partition, then booted with flags "amd_kernel arch=x86_64 PciRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=No". Worked everytning instead of LAN (installed Realtek official drivers), Sound (had no time to start ALC892) and video.
So I got everything running but is there a way to get my gtx560 to work. I cannot boot without -x :(
V1tol did you make it without -x mode?