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Mac OS 8.5.x & 8.6 CD install sets

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OS_8.5.toast_.zip (315.43 MB)
MD5: f5bc235cbecc1fb246d32bc8a3a93bb4
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS85_DE.ZIP (384.23 MB)
MD5: 8dd499c85aed856695a39972dcbef075
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#3
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MacOS85_ES.ZIP (371.08 MB)
MD5: fe916f06e9f9002ae677ed2032e22f93
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#4
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MacOS85_IT.zip (297.88 MB)
MD5: 193480245d45f0e77ad3b22664e8e4a2
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS85_Internal.ZIP (456.96 MB)
MD5: bec3fcb771fd28839af17992709125da
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#6
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MacOS851_MG.ZIP (346.80 MB)
MD5: fd9da9baf350f672098f163cfff10020
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#7
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MacOS851Upd_WW.ZIP (45.34 MB)
MD5: 01502227cd0c10e950a94169305c7efe
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#8
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Mac_OS_8.6.toast_.zip (343.49 MB)
MD5: 6b339886a3f22a341e48794ea354eef7
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS86_update_IT.sit (27.82 MB)
MD5: ebf9d711b3448b71220eab93b464f21d
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#10
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS86Upd_WW.ZIP (583.96 MB)
MD5: c51798aee69b78cffefc13f6b5e39334
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#11
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iMac85Inst_ES.ZIP (323.52 MB)
MD5: 75cddc13f87fc7b8a26fabc13a5fad91
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#12
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iMac85Rest_ES.ZIP (294.99 MB)
MD5: 307719cdc6685179d817a5e1985d7fdc
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#13
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iMac85Inst_DE.ZIP (334.20 MB)
MD5: aff24372ba1bf0bef5a0319161b30ca6
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#14
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PowerMacG3BWCD.ZIP (420.48 MB)
MD5: 8d8c00403468e5f9756cbefded2c5fb2
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#15
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PowerMacG3BWCD_DE.ZIP (444.14 MB)
MD5: 476f3d57364019909e3636a2bce1638d
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#16
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PowerMacG3BWCD_CH.ZIP (457.47 MB)
MD5: 7da5bdf4031b8d134dfebf1398fbf4d8
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#17
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PBG3SeriesCD_851.ZIP (478.22 MB)
MD5: 0bcbfb9aae013877736bc912716f3ae6
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#18
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PowerMacG4CD_86.ZIP (389.57 MB)
MD5: a544655ce3cecc224bacee7976d5e55a
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#19
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iMac86Instv1.1.ZIP (344.04 MB)
MD5: 0b3eead417e288cb5f230eb981978aa7
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#20
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iMac86Restv1.1.ZIP (291.94 MB)
MD5: 0c099b85fc90ea972d9feed5633e9d54
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#21
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PBG3SeriesCD_86.ZIP (439.23 MB)
MD5: 7c8abcaa2f3b4e3434304aa078002cc9
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#22
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PBG3SeriesCD_ES.ZIP (442.19 MB)
MD5: 1a640e42677df72047c2f8b760dd3a10
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#23
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iMac85-Install_EN.toast_.zip (411.34 MB)
MD5: 7c2b67ca713b3fbca5e6d21f1cd9ab7b
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#24
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iMac85-Restore_EN.toast_.zip (290.32 MB)
MD5: 5eda2a8df9f80b3c8e76d548317ef6be
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
#25
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iMac851-Install_EN.toast_.zip (421.34 MB)
MD5: 73e611330986d6baae6cf7e45ddfa3b2
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,
Here is the Mac OS 8.5, retail version dated September 1998 (golden master date). It was the first Mac OS to only support PPC Macintosh computers with several new features such as Sherlock, Mac OS Help, Themes, and many more (see above).

Mac OS 8.5

Mac OS 8 5 (691 2162 A)Mac-OS-8-5

CD-ROM scans

Mac OS 8.5.toast.zip: Mac OS 8.5 install CD-ROM image

International Mac OS 8.5

More International Releases are found in Mac OS Anthology '99 Disc 4

85de

German CD Scan

MacOS85_DE.ZIP Mac OS 8.5 Install CD-ROM image (German).

MacOS85_ES.ZIP Mac OS 8.5 Install CD-ROM image (Spanish).

MacOS85_IT.ZIP Mac OS 8.5 Install CD-ROM image (Italian).

Mac OS 8.5 Internal Edition CD-ROM

This is the Mac OS 8.5 CD-ROM special edition provided by Apple IS&T for internal use only. It includes the base Mac OS 8.5 installer with the guided way to install (such as unlocking disks, check drive using Norton Disk Doctor, etc.) as well some extra goodies that were exclusively available internally for Apple employers such as Apple software like AppleWorks 5.0.3 and HyperCard 2.4.1, several site licensed software such as Acrobat Reader 3.0, Microsoft Office 98, FileMaker Pro 4.1, and Norton Utilities 4.0, and other nice software.

MacOS85_Internal.ZIP: Mac OS 8.5 Internal Edition CD-ROM image.

Mac OS 8.5.1

Here is the Mac OS 8.5.1 update, mostly system fixes to prevent crashes, memory leaks, and data corruptions.

MacOS851_MG.ZIP: Mac OS 8.5.1 Install CD-ROM image (Hungarian [thanks Gona!]).

MacOS851Upd_WW.ZIP: Built CD image containing worldwide Mac OS 8.5.1 Update disk images. Also included is the USA English. Not available separately, you have to download them all instead

Mac OS 8.6

Mac OS 8.6 is the update to add nanokernel support for Multiprocessing Services 2.x and later developer API.

The CD-ROM version below will install 8.5 first followed by 8.6 update and other components.

Mac OS 8.6.toast.zip: Mac OS 8.6 install CD-ROM image.

MacOS86_update_IT.sit Mac OS 8.6 update (Italian); unstuff and run installer.

More International Releases are found in Mac OS Anthology '99 Disc 5 & Disc 6

MacOS86Upd_WW.ZIP: Built CD image containing worldwide Mac OS 8.6 Update disk images. Also included is the USA English. Not available separately, you have to download them all instead

iMac (233 MHz) Bondi Blue Rev. B CD-ROMs

This is the installation and restore CD images for iMac Bondi Blue Rev. B. The installation disc will reinstall Mac OS 8.5 and their components while the restore disc will restore the iMac hard disk into the factory condition.

i-Mac85-Inst-DE

German CD-ROM Scan

iMac85-Install_EN.toast_.zip: CD image containing system software for iMac 233MHz and other programs. (US-8.5)

iMac85-Restore_EN.toast_.zip: CD image containing hard disk restoration image for iMac 233MHz (US-8.5)

iMac85Rest_ES.ZIP: CD image containing hard disk restoration image for iMac 233MHz (E-8.5)

iMac85Inst_ES.ZIP: CD image containing system software for iMac 233MHz and other programs. (E-8.5)

iMac85Inst_DE.ZIP: CD image containing system software for iMac 233MHz and other programs. (D-8.5)

iMac851-Install_EN.toast_.zip: CD image containing system software for iMac 233MHz and other programs. (8.5.1)

Power Macintosh G3 Desktop & Minitower/Blue & White CD-ROM

Original disc image for restoring a Power Mac G3 Beige Minitower/Desktop or Blue & White, a new variant of Power Mac G3 series. It has the Mac OS 8.5 with the components required to install in Power Macintosh G3. Also included is the restore variant, which you can restore all software to the factory settings.

Note: The Power Mac G3 disc (691-2121-A) with the Power Mac G3 Blue & White (691-2078-A) have the same contents and internal part number. It will also install 8.5.1 itself.

Power-Mac-G3-B-WCD

B&W G3 CD-ROM Scan.

PowerMacG3B&WCD.ZIP: CD image containing system software, hard disk restoration image for Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White and other programs.

PowerMacG3BWCD_DE.ZIP: CD image containing system software, hard disk restoration image for Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White and other programs. (D-8.5.1)

PowerMacG3BWCD_CH.ZIP: CD image containing system software, hard disk restoration image for Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White and other programs. (Simplified Chinese)

PowerBook G3 Series (PDQ) CD-ROM

Apple-Macintosh-Power-Book-G3-Series-OS-8-5-CD-RO

CD-ROM scan

Original disc image for restoring a PowerBook G3 Series (PDQ) It has the base Mac OS 8.5.1 with PowerBook extras. Also included is the restore variant, which you can restore all software to the factory settings.

PBG3SeriesCD_851.ZIP: PowerBook G3 Series (PDQ) installation and restoration CD-ROM image (8.5.1)

Power Macintosh G4/350 PCI Graphics CD-ROM

Power-Mac-G4-CD-86

CD-ROM scan

This is Mac OS 8.6 for Power Macintosh G4 350MHz (PCI Graphics) installation & restore CD. It contains the base 8.6 installer with special installer for first G4 series. It also include the restore disk image complete with Mac OS 8.6 and other programs.

PowerMacG4CD_86.ZIP: Power Macintosh G4 G4/350 PCI Graphics installation and restoration CD-ROM image (8.6)

iMac 266/333MHz CD-ROMs

691-2375-A-i-Mac-Software-Restore-v1-1

Restore CD-ROM scan

This is the installation and restore CD images for iMac Fruit Colors (266/333MHz). The installation disc will reinstall Mac OS 8.6 and their components while the restore disc will restore the iMac hard disk into the factory condition.

iMac86Instv1.1.ZIP: CD image containing system software for iMac 266/333MHz and other programs.

iMac86Restv1.1.ZIP: CD image containing hard disk restoration image for iMac 266/333MHz

PowerBook G3 Lombard CD-ROM

This is the installation & restore CD image for PowerBook G3 Lombard. It contains the base 8.6 installer with the components required to install in PowerBook G3 Lombard. Also included is the restore variant, which will restore the PowerBook hard disk into the factory condition.

pbg3-86

CD-ROM Scan

PBG3SeriesCD_86.ZIP: PowerBook G3 Series (Lombard) installation and restoration CD-ROM image (8.6)

PBG3SeriesCD_ES.ZIP: PowerBook G3 Series (Lombard) installation and restoration CD-ROM image (Spanish 8.6)

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Several features do not work in SheepShaver but do in Mac OS 9 such as Mac OS Help.
For PowerMac G3 install, while the installer uses the special code to detect the Power Mac G3 to install, it's possible to install this software in other computers .

Comments

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 9 - 12:26am

the year can only be set between 1920 and 2019; so, since I had it set to "20", it thought I meant 1920 instead of 2020.

Ouch! Good detective work there, Headset Guy Smile

Does this mean you have to run the iMac G3/333 using an earlier than 2020 date, or is there a known fix for it?

Headset Guy's picture
by Headset Guy - 2020, August 8 - 11:39pm

And I now know why: The iMac G3/333 suffers from the "Y2K20 bug", an extension of the Y2K bug that means the year can only be set between 1920 and 2019; so, since I had it set to "20", it thought I meant 1920 instead of 2020.

Headset Guy's picture
by Headset Guy - 2020, August 8 - 11:28pm

I'm trying to restore my iMac G3/333 using the restore CD, but it's telling me "This image has a missing or outdated checksum resource. Select another configuration."

toples50's picture
by toples50 - 2020, March 29 - 9:07pm

I can't boot from restore 8.5 CD to my iMac G3 rev.B

LimeiBook86's picture
by LimeiBook86 - 2020, March 12 - 3:34pm

I've uploaded two US/English iMac G3 (Rev. B, 233MHz) Mac OS 8.5 discs, the first being the "Software Install" disc, 691-2159-A and the second being the "Software Restore" disc, 691-2090-A. Big thanks to my friend Jay V. for this contribution!

Although I personally found 8.5 and 8.5.1 to be a bit buggy on my iMac G3 Rev. B, especially when handling USB devices, now all of you can experience it for yourselves!... and then probably quickly decide to upgrade to 8.6. Laughing out loud

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 18 - 3:22am

Should these photos also be archived locally?

If you want to do this, please do, and add them to the page.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, May 18 - 1:36am

@Weboh To my knowledge, there were far more things 8.6 doesn't support than things that stopped working in 9. For After Dark, I hear there's an OS 9 patch (uploaded here in the Garden) that makes most of the modules work (some modules won't work in 8.6 either, btw, if they are old enough).

IIRC, Mac OS 9 added better multitasking and multiprocessing to the kernel itself (rather than having some Extension workaround) and 9.1 makes good use of MMUs (which is why SheepShaver is stuck with 9.0.4, for not virtualizing an MMU), while 9.2 added several performance and stability improvements that makes it unrivaled to any earlier version of Mac OS, including but not limited to 8.6, at least as far as I know. (Although every previous system version is lighter than the next, though that's made up for many times over by newer and more powerful hardware supporting only OS 9).

In the end, you might want to try experimenting with both 8.6 and 9.2.2, and see for yourself what works best. I'd suggest sticking to 9.2.2, until you found some app not working no matter what, then see if it works on 8.6, and then start deciding from that point on what to stick with (if not both).

ASentientBot's picture
by ASentientBot - 2019, May 18 - 12:05am
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If anyone else can't see most of the images -- just change .org to .cc in the image URL and they show up just fine. Hope that helps!

Should these photos also be archived locally? Image hosters like this are notoriously unreliable (with the exception of Imgur, maybe).

Weboh's picture
by Weboh - 2018, March 3 - 12:27am

I have a blueberry. I do want 8.6 for better After Dark support (as I understand it, 9 wasn't really much better but it dropped compatibility for lots of older things including most After Dark modules). Is there an 8.6 CD on this site that would work with it?

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2018, March 2 - 3:18pm

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_350.html
Minimum OS 8.6

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_350_indigo.html
Minimum OS 9.0.4

I would just install 9.0.4, unless there some big reason you want 8.6.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, March 2 - 12:06pm

There is two different iMac @ 350 MHz. To distinguish them easily, they comes in different colors. Is your iMac slot loading is "Indigo" or "Blueberry" ? The minimum system requirements is different also for them...

Weboh's picture
by Weboh - 2018, March 1 - 4:02pm

I have a 350 MHz slot loading one. Will any of these discs work with it?

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, March 1 - 1:22pm

So, what kind of iMac have u got ? I mean what specifications can u give about ? At least, some iMac can run 8.1 (rev. B) or 8.5 or 8.5.1 (rev. C & D). I talk only about the first ones, not slot-loading...

Weboh's picture
by Weboh - 2018, March 1 - 2:36am

The earliest version of Mac OS my iMac can run is 8.6 though. Can someone else verify that they can boot from that image (maybe write it using a classic mac and see if that fixes it)?

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, March 1 - 12:23am

Perhaps the image u downloaded is not bootable. Instead of, u can DL Mac OS 8.5 on that link above, but of course, u need to update manually to 8.6, then... The archive there is a bin/cue image, so, I don't really think it could be a problem with ImgBurn & Windows.

Weboh's picture
by Weboh - 2018, February 28 - 5:30pm

Thanks for the fast reply. I was able to use imgburn to burn the disc but it wasn't bootable. I've gone through 3 different discs using different programs trying to make it bootable. Is there a way to do this from Windows, or should I just buy a copy of the CD?

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, February 28 - 2:12pm

You can use ImgBurn to do the task. Just rename the ".toast" images to ".iso" before burning them (don't open or mount them before this). Smile

Weboh's picture
by Weboh - 2018, February 28 - 12:29am

How can I write a bootable copy using Windows? I don't have an old mac with a CD burner.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, December 13 - 11:07pm

It seems that Apple still support very old systems Smile :

Mac OS 8.6 Update

Well, curious, but why not...

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2015, March 10 - 11:38am

please someone upload the ibook g3 install/restore discs
iBook package 600-7604A 77.1. iBook Software Install, SSW version 8.6, 691-2448-A 77.2. iBook Software Restore, SSW version 8.6, 691-2449-A

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2014, October 7 - 8:17am

http://www.mediafire.com/download/it4f1abmazcfupv/sawtooth_8.6_restore&I...
download the mac os 8.6 installer here - this is *FOR AGP SAWTOOTH MACHINES ONLY* (with agp graphics + 4 ram slots, + internal firewire port)
it allows u to install mac os 8.6 on this machine that would otherwise require the 9.0 retail cd
or there is another install/restore for the sawtooth of 9.02 - which i ordered from ebay - and am providing for you now!
http://www.mediafire.com/download/23ny26xff4fgpq4/sawtooth_9.0.2_install...
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ua81auda87c2ffz/sawtooth_9.0.2_restore...
i reccommend the restore! it works fast + great
dont use v9.0.4 installer on a sawtooth because these installers were opimtized for the gigabit ethernet mystic model which has a very different motherboard, if u use 9.0.4 on a sawtooth you'll likely experience many crashes + weirdness because of this... but its a non issue, because ive just provided you here with the 100% proper install discs for the sawtooth! good luck! + happy mac'ing;)

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2014, September 29 - 4:23pm

does anyone know what the 8.6 version for the AGP sawtooth looked like?
was it visually identical to this 8.6 version for the YIKES?
(shown above in grey/blue as "Power Macintosh G4/350 PCI Graphics CD-ROM")

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2014, September 27 - 7:34am

http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/PowerMac...
this file is for YIKES PCI Graphics g4's *ONLY*
i have a SAWTOOTH AGP and i tried to install this and it wouldnt let me run the installer
telling me my computer is not supported by this program.

DavidMon's picture
by DavidMon - 2014, July 16 - 11:38am

i found it.

it was ok

DavidMon's picture
by DavidMon - 2014, July 12 - 4:25am
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there is no imac g3 333mz (or 233)

can someone upload it?

gamemaster14's picture
by gamemaster14 - 2013, August 22 - 4:31am

I was looking for the Mac G3 Blue and White Image, if you could provide one I would really appreciate it.

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2013, August 7 - 4:09pm

So, do you have an image of the "B&W G3 CD-ROM" listed above? I have that disc if you need it.

Hugibert's picture
by Hugibert - 2013, January 28 - 7:52pm
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I have an image of the G4-version of Mac OS 8.6 (German). If anyone wants to mirror it, I can give it to him.

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2011, November 10 - 11:05am
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I will say one more time, PLEASE USE EARLIER VERSION OF STUFFIT!

ultimateluigi987's picture
by ultimateluigi987 - 2011, November 10 - 4:34am
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Fails upon attempting to install: "Problems attempting to read the source file "Big System Morsels". Installation cannot continue."

EDIT: Fixed it, due to a bad expansion job... *shakes fist at Stuffit Expander 2010*