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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
macos-922-uni.zip (422.03 MB)
MD5: 5ba031dfd678a74b9dee414af93ea514
For Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
emac-ati-drivers-img.sit (2.40 MB)
MD5: cccb88558aa54eaeaf62c0b79b4baa7f
For Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
USBSpprt_BeigeG3.sit (203.37 KB)
MD5: 9c57a11247becfaa2b7065037c5ded1e
For Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: QEMU

This is a Bootable, Universal Install CD-ROM of Mac OS 9.2.2, US English.

Suitable for G3 & G4 Macintosh models capable of booting from a Classic Mac OS via CD-ROM.

Mac OS CPU Software 4.9, includes the Mac OS ROM file v9.2.1

[Top DL]: The 9.2.2 universal OS installer CD's archive is a .zip compressed .iso image. It is OK to burn this back to CD using ImgBurn on Windows or Disk Utility on Mac OS X, or Toast on Mac OS 9/X. This archive has been tested as working, prior to uploading.

MD5 checksum & filename: 5ba031dfd678a74b9dee414af93ea514 *macos-922-uni.zip

[2nd DL]: These are the ATI drivers as shipped with the G4 eMac 1.0 GHz with 8x combo drive, from 2003, (M8950LL/A). This was perhaps the final production Macintosh able to boot native to a classic 9.x OS and its installed drivers were newer than whats on this universal install CD. If you install the Mac OS 9.2.2 that's here, onto this model eMac (possibly the eMac ATI 800MHz, also) then you should DL and use these drivers, too.
MD5 checksum & filename: cccb88558aa54eaeaf62c0b79b4baa7f *emac-ati-drivers-img.sit

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

You can install Mac OS 9.2.2 from this CD onto any of the following computers: Power Mac G4, Power Macintosh G3, iMac G3, iBook G3, PowerBook G4, and PowerBook G3 (except the original PowerBook G3).

I have used this to boot up and install to a beige G3 and an eMac G4 OK. This will install onto most early to late model G3 & G4 Macs.

However if the Mac cannot boot into OS 9, e.g: Macs with USB 2.0, then this CD will not be of use (as a bootable System Install CD). Check everymac.com for specs if you are unsure if your Mac is capable of booting to Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier.

If anybody DL's this and successfully installs it to a PPC Mac, or clone, please post which model Macintosh, so it can be added to the list of Macs above that this CD is confirmed to install to.

Quick installation guide on modern Mac OS X systems (Catalina etc)

Using QEMU, Homebrew and this image, it's fairly straightforward to create a fresh OS9 installation. The steps are listed below in a single script. A few manual steps are required, as there is no automated disk formatting and double clicking the installation button. (Perhaps we should upload a complete QEMU disk somewhere).

Note: sound is not available under qemu.

Using the terminal.app, with a few gigabytes of free disk space, enter the following instructions, or run this as a script:

# https://brew.sh/
# https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/QEMU/Mac_OS_9
# http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-922-universal

echo "Installing homebrew"
bash
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
exit

echo "Installing qemu"
brew install qemu

echo "Getting macos9 installation image"
# The first download source simply gets stuck somewhere. Use the other one:
# Gets stuck: wget http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/macos-922-uni.zip
wget http://mirror.macintosharchive.org/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/macos-922-uni.zip

unzip macos-922-uni.zip

echo "Creating macintosh disk"
qemu-img create -f qcow2 disk.qcow2 2G

echo "Starting installation, manual actions required:"
echo "You now have to manually tell Utilities/Drive Setup to initialize the disk and then run the installer."
echo "After installing and shutting down the system will boot as normal."
qemu-system-ppc -M mac99 -m 1G -hda disk.qcow2 -cdrom macos-922-uni/macos-922-uni.iso -boot d

echo "Installation complete (probably), booting normally using 'qemu-system-ppc -M mac99 -m 1G -hda disk.qcow2'."
qemu-system-ppc -M mac99 -m 1G -hda disk.qcow2

Comments

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, May 27 - 12:44am

Sleep issues seem common in Mac OS (pre X), with the built-in Energy Saver. What is often done is to remove it and use St. Clair Software's Sleeper app instead. (Regardless of storage type, RAM or any other hardware.)

Some PCI/PCI-X/PCIe cards are also said to cause this, even in OS X, but that'd be applicable only to Mac desktops.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 27 - 12:02am

when I swapped in the old spinning HDD from a different PowerBook and did a clean install of 9.2.2, this PowerBook woke from sleep without issue.

@toniwonkanobi: This is good news that you found it was a hardware issue and were able to correct it.

A quick question, if you're about; Was the clean install of 9.2.2 made using the disc image from this page or from the Ti install disks?

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by toniwonkanobi - 2020, May 26 - 5:41pm

New by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 25 - 3:36pm

the Ti book. I have had trouble with system sleep with mine…

Perhaps with the G4 Titanium Book, it’s necessary to follow the hints in the post down below, made by “Doodle D Day” back in November, 2014. With regards to replacing the ROM file by using a more recent version of the ROM file which would have come with the Ti-book.

Fortunately since that post, we now have the full original install sets for the following Ti models:

The G4 Titanium DVI 667/800 and the G4 Titanium 867MHz/1GHz full install sets.

So depending on your model, you can either grab and replace the ROM file from the correct set for your Ti, or do a clean install of Mac OS 9 using the original Ti-books OS install sets.

And hopefully, this would fix any sleep problems noticed with the Ti and Mac OS 9.2.2.

I have tried two methods of restoring my PowerBook G4 Titanium (A1025), and both resulted with an inability to wake from sleep:

  1. Using the aforementioned “full install set” for the 867MHz/1GHz: Mac OS 9.2.2 & X 10.2.1 (PowerBook G4 Titanium 867MHz/1GHz)
  2. Using an extracted System folder from the A1025 restore DVD, found here: Mac OS 9.2.2 System Folders

With both of these methods, I still have this annoying wake from sleep problem on 9.2.2. (I have no problems waking from sleep on Mac OS X, be it 10.2.1, as was the case for method 1 described previously, or with 10.4.11, as was the case for method 2 described previously.)

Sometimes, when I wake from sleep, I get a blank gray screen unresponsive to keyboard and mouse input. Other times, I see my desktop as it existed before entering sleep, with the cursor appearing as a wristwatch, and the control strip is just a blank white blob (with no responses to keyboard and mouse input).

I considered hardware issues, as I’ve installed new RAM from OWC, as well as an IDE to mSATA adapter drive thing, but since there are no sleep issues in Mac OS X, I’ve ruled those out. (Should I not rule out hardware issues?)

Update

Okay, so I answered my own question. I decided to try and determine if the SSD was the problem.

Turns Out™ it was (sort of)!

The IDE to mSATA adapter I used comes from the factory in “Cable Select mode,” with Pin47-Pin48 jumped together. I needed the adapter to be in “Master mode,” with the jumper removed from the adapter altogether.

(As an aside: I figured there must be something wonky with either the adapter or the mSATA drive itself, because when I swapped in the old spinning HDD from a different PowerBook and did a clean install of 9.2.2, this PowerBook woke from sleep without issue.)

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 25 - 11:36pm

the Ti book. I have had trouble with system sleep with mine...

Perhaps with the G4 Titanium Book, it's necessary to follow the hints in the post down below, made by "Doodle D Day" back in November, 2014. With regards to replacing the ROM file by using a more recent version of the ROM file which would have come with the Ti-book.

Fortunately since that post, we now have the full original install sets for the following Ti models:

The G4 Titanium DVI 667/800 and the G4 Titanium 867MHz/1GHz full install sets.

So depending on your model, you can either grab and replace the ROM file from the correct set for your Ti, or do a clean install of Mac OS 9 using the original Ti-books OS install sets.

And hopefully, this would fix any sleep problems noticed with the Ti and Mac OS 9.2.2.

toniwonkanobi's picture
by toniwonkanobi - 2020, May 25 - 3:05pm

Hi I'm JT.Just read your message about the Ti book.I have had trouble with system sleep with mine.....is any one here?

I've had this same problem!

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, April 8 - 7:59am

There is no burn button on my Disk Utility. That option is, I just found out, in a drop down list under "Image". Is there any way to get those buttons to display on my disk utility window? And how do I send a screen shot and attach it to show you what my Disk Utility window looks like?

The Disk Utility toolbar (which houses the buttons) must have been toggled to off, somehow. Under Tiger 10.4.x in Disk Utility, this is accessed under the "Window" menu as "Show Toolbar" or "Hide Toolbar" depending on which mode has been toggled on or off. In your case it will have "Show Toolbar" visible under the Window menu.

Likely not needed for that particular screenshot now, but you can upload pics at any time to the Mac Garden's Image Hosting site. You can then place links to them into any post you make here or elsewhere, to have them display in your posts.

You burned the CD successfully at last, under OS 9.2.2 and using Toast? Well that's just as good an alternative approach and I'm glad that it worked OK for you too.

That it boots up your AGP G4 with a Sonnet upgrade, that's very good to know. I wasn't aware that it it would be suitable for 3rd party cards, too, so it's great to hear of that, thanks.

Anyway, your modded G4 sounds very nice indeed and I hope you get many more good years out of it.

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by wnlewis - 2020, April 7 - 9:26pm

@MikeTomTom,

First, I really like your System 7 logo, that you, and others, use. Way cool!

You said, "4). Once you see it's name arrive into Disk Utility's window, click it, to highlight the name, then click the "Burn" button in the top left corner of the Disk Utility's window. Insert a blank disk (or CD-RW) when requested and wait for it to complete the burn."

There is no burn button on my Disk Utility. That option is, I just found out, in a drop down list under "Image". Is there any way to get those buttons to display on my disk utility window? And how do I send a screen shot and attach it to show you what my Disk Utility window looks like?

I did get a CD successfully burned, but I went back to a drive with 9.2.2 as the OS, used Classilla to download the .zip file and then used Toast 5.2.3 to burn the CD - after properly locking the .iso file. Hooray!

The disk does boot my Sawtooth AGP G4. It will not boot on any system below 9.2. The Sawtooth G4's are somewhat twitchy beasts.

Details: It has been upgraded with a Sonnet 1 GHz processor. The motherboard has been upgraded to a Uni North = 7 so that when I find a Newer Technology MaxPower 7448 I will be able to use it.

It has a Firmtek/Seritek 4 port PCI card that provides SATA capability on the PCI bus. By going in through the PCI bus and by having ATA to SATA adapters, the LBA limitation on large IDE drives on Sawtooth Macs does not apply. They show up as SCSI drives and OS 9.2.2 can use the drives quite nicely.

The computer uses a Radeon ATI 9600 Mac Pro Edition video card. This allow two screens, and again, OS 9.2.2. and all of the PowerPC versions of X can use it.

I've gone to this trouble because I am running Ashlar Vellum Cobalt for OS 9 that I got for $300 - instead of $3,500 - when I was working as the Apple Sales Manager in a company in Wichita.

Cobalt is a full-up parametric solid modelling CAD program and still compares very well with SolidWorks and the best programs from AutoDesk. The new versions of those programs, and current Cobalt, is over $3,000; plus you rent them instead of owning them.

So, the decisions to spend a few hundred here and a few hundred there on what seems like an ancient system seems fairly logical; especially given the "pop" that Cobalt has with a 1 GHz processor and a good video card on a large, "gasp" ViewSonic monitor cast off from the place where I used to work.

Right now I am attempting to load MintPPC.

I have had Ubuntu successfully installed on this machine. That gives me access to current FireFox, current Libre Office, and access to a perfectly good HP 1510 that never worked, even though HP supposedly made software for it. They bungled the USB interface for the Mac and the printer driver cannot connect with the printer under Macintosh, plus HP has removed all such drivers and the necessary update that did fix the USB interface.

Linux does not support the scan function - I don't think. But I can now print from my Linux/Mac.

Probably "too much information", but I get yelled at for insisting on hanging on to an "ancient computer", when "you should just go out and buy a new computer", or "someone will just give you a computer". I've not yet found a "give away" CAD workstation.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, April 7 - 3:18am

@wnlewis: Hi, and sorry: ".zip", quite right.

It's not the downloaded ".zip" file that needs to be locked. Rather, it is the ".iso" file, once extracted that must be locked, before you do anything else with it (such as double-click and mount it on the desktop). This is to prevent the Finder from making any changes to this ".iso". Which it would do, if you double-clicked and mounted it on the desktop unlocked - doing so would render the ".iso" as being unable to create a bootable CD from that point onwards.

Disk Utility retains a list of disk image names that it has mounted previously, in the lower left portion of it's window, which is why you may see it's name subsequently (or if you have mounted it onto the desktop before starting Disk Utility, it's name would appear in the upper left portion on the disk's pane as a mounted disk).

You can remove old names of unmounted disks from the lower part of the list, simply by dragging them out away from Disk Utility's window then releasing the mouse.

Anyway:

1). Start with a fresh ".iso" by extracting "macos-922-uni.iso" once again, from the ".zip" file.

2). Lock the freshly extracted ".iso". Do not allow it to be mounted nor double-click it's icon.

3). Start up Disk Utility, clear the old name if it's there and drag the unmounted, locked .iso's icon into that lower left area of Disk Utility's window where unmounted filenames appear.

4). Once you see it's name arrive into Disk Utility's window, click it, to highlight the name, then click the "Burn" button in the top left corner of the Disk Utility's window. Insert a blank disk (or CD-RW) when requested and wait for it to complete the burn.

Because of your post, I downloaded the "macos-922-uni.zip" file from the above link, to test that it was still OK and working.

Following those 4 steps outlined above and using a G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.11, I burned the ".iso" to a blank CD-RW (to save on potential coasters) which resulted in a bootable CD that I was able to start up a G4 eMac (1GHz ATI) with. - It works fine. I've previously used this CD as a bootable OS 9.2.2 install disk on Macs such as the beige G3 thru to the G4 eMac ATI. So anything in-between, like your Sawtooth, should not be a problem.

This also gave me an opportunity to take a few screenshots during this process, which I've included below.
These may be of use to you. So see how it goes.


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wnlewis's picture
by wnlewis - 2020, April 6 - 5:30pm

"Start up "Disk Utility" and drag the extracted unmounted .iso image file over into the lower left section of the Disk Utility's window. You will see it's name appear there. Select it's name and then click Burn."

@MikeTomTom: Thank you for your reply. My first problem is that BOMArchiveHelper open on download is the default option. So I changed that to "save file" (not open on DL).

The universal 9.2.2 file is not a .sit but a .zip - not much difference but just a note.

I locked the file that was downloaded and then double clicked it. It opened and gave me a .iso file. The .iso file was in the disk utility window, in the lower left pane, when I opened the disk utility.

Note: No dragging of the .iso file to the lower left pane is required. The lower left pane populates with any image that could be (or is) mounted or copied, but that is not currently an active drive).

I selected the .iso file and selected "restore" (not burn, since burn has never been an option). The options for the .iso file when right clicked are: information, first aid, and restore.

I put in a blank CD. A dialogue box popped up and asked if I wanted to open Finder, Disk Utility, Ignore, or some other action.

The only response that shows the blank CD on the desktop is "Finder". If I select any other option, the disk and the DVD Super Drive do not show in the upper half of the left pane of the Disk Utility Window.

I can drag the .iso file to the source box. But the blank CD does not show on the left pane of the Disk Utility window (and never has).

I have tried dragging the image of the DVD drive to the destination box, but no image of the blank CD shows. It is not possible to drag the image of the blank CD from the desktop to the destination box.

Until I can get the blank CD into the destination box I cannot do "restore". And as I said previously, "burn" is not an option. I have tried blank DVD's with the same result.

I am running 10.4.11.

Thank you for your help and patience.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, April 5 - 6:06am

So far no joy with the universal. I am downloading it on a Sawtooth G4 AGP under OS 10.4. I get the disk image (the virtual drive image), open it, click burn [...] the computer does not recognize it as a bootable disk. What am I doing incorrectly?

@wnlewis: Do not open it. Opening it in OS X will cause the Finder to write to it and this will make the disk image unbootable.

You should start with a fresh image from the beginning and extract the CD image again from the .sit file, then lock the extracted .iso image, so it cannot be written to by the Finder.

Start up "Disk Utility" and drag the extracted unmounted .iso image file over into the lower left section of the Disk Utility's window. You will see it's name appear there. Select it's name and then click Burn.

This should result in a bootable CD, for you.

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by wnlewis - 2020, April 5 - 5:14am

So far no joy with the universal. I am downloading it on a Sawtooth G4 AGP under OS 10.4. I get the disk image (the virtual drive image), open it, click burn, put in a CD of enough size, and when I get done I have a CD with a picture of the virtual drive (disk image), inside of which are the contents. I need to be able to get, just the contents - visible and invisible - copied to the CD in bootable (blessed) form without the disk image showing up on the CD. When I put the CD into the mac, it has the right image, but does not open up, the way an installer disk should open, and when I boot and hold the C key, the computer does not recognize it as a bootable disk. What am I doing incorrectly? Thanks for any help.

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by cjsebes - 2017, November 7 - 7:37pm
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I successfully installed this on a 366Mhz iBook Clamshell SE (non Firewire).

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by Kasm279 - 2016, March 15 - 4:08am

I know this is a VERY old reply, but you can boot a slot loading iMac with a USB CDROM drive. I believe this should work on any Mac capable of showing a boot menu when option is held. (Slot loading iMac G3 and up, all iBooks, PowerBook Pismo/FireWire and up, PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics/Sawtooth) and up. It's possible to boot OS X from a flash drive, but it involves poking around in OpenFirmware; I could never make it work.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, November 14 - 9:00pm

@scott Praed: Thanks, that's awesome. I've added it to the confirmed working list, above.

@that-ben: Slot loading G3 iMac's Tired They're great if the slot-loader works and a PITA when broken. Don't know about the USB bit with these, can only guess that it would be slow at 1.1 speeds if it did work.

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by that-ben - 2015, November 14 - 5:31pm

Hi, I'm planning on trying this on an old iMac DV 400mhz with the slot loading CD-ROM oh wait, it's broken *SIGH* Tongue Do you guys think I could put it on a USB stick and simply copy all the files over the hard drive? Or even better: BOOT IT with the USB stick and install like a boss? Laughing out loud

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by scott Praed - 2015, November 14 - 5:24pm
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MikeTomTom Mac os 9.2.2 universal did boot the power mac G4 1.25 GZ mirror door 2003 with firewire 400.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, November 13 - 10:22pm

@scott Praed: Is the 9.2.2 Universal CD on this page able to boot up your G4 1.25 GHz mirror door 2003 With FW 400? If so, I'll be able to add it to the list of Macs this CD is known to boot.

Thank you for your post.

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by scott Praed - 2015, November 13 - 6:01pm
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MikeTomTom I have power mac G4 1.25 Gz mirror door 2003 With Firewire 400. It dural Boot mac. It boots in mac os 9.2.2 when I press the option key. This Power mac G4 1.25 Gz mirror door 2003 is last mac to boot in os 9. This mac boots in directly in mac os 9.2.2 and classic environment of mac os x. This mac is full classic. This means It boots in mac os 9.2.2 and classic.

The power mac G4 1.4.2 Gz mirror door with firewire 800 do not boot in mac os 9.2.2 but it only boots in classic only. This mac is partial. This means this mac only boots in classic environment.

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by supernova777 - 2015, November 13 - 9:40am

sorry i didnt read your entire comment... but are u looking for the restore cd for the 1ghz titanium powerbook g4? https://www.adrive.com/public/2nc7dr/MacOS922PB.toast.bin

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by OS923 - 2015, October 2 - 2:41pm

I tried this on a beige Server G3/300 with the last ROM, 768 MB memory, 120 GB ATA-7 harddisk, the first Radeon and Keyspan USB card.
I installed it without QuickTime.
The installer wrote a driver to the harddisk that is too new.
It couldn't boot.
It also enabled the hardware lock on the second partition.
Then I booted from an OS 8.1 CD and used its Drive Setup to write the old driver to the harddisk.
Then I unlocked the partition using Drive Setup.
Then it could boot OS 9.
It doesn't have a "USB Support" extension, needed for USB card support.
What I needed was USB Support 1.5.5 and USB Device Extension 1.5.6.
(Adding USB Support alone caused a crash.)
See USBSupportBeigeG3.sitx.
Then I removed the ATI drivers.
Then I installed the Radeon drivers.
Then I installed QuickTime 6.0.3.

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by paul treseler - 2015, August 9 - 1:37am

O.K.
Third time trying to post.
I have a PPC Power Macintosh G4 733 Digital Audio - M7681LL/A*
M5183 - 1862

Sat18:30

I just burned this in .iso.
I am going to try and install now.
I have tried i386DVD, i386CD, PPCi386CS, and USBi386 ALL of Xubuntu, to no avail.

Is this what I am supposed to install to the specs above? Because I want to update the Firmware and have read all over the place that 9.2.2 is the only way to update the BIOS (Firmware).

I wanted to update Firm and then kill the Mac 9.X to run Xubuntu as mentioned. Now that I found you guys I realise maybe I should just run the machine the way it was designed AND enjoy all the old games. Test silly configs and help the other balding geeks like myself.

Paul

Sat18:39
And I insert at the linux or cd prompt and black screen, Superdrive spinning, nothing.
So now I will boot into Firm and try and force the issue.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 25 - 10:10pm

Thanks tmm. I've reverted the list in the page back to its previous content. I'm really after actual data of usage. It looks like it installs OK for most stock G3, G4 models tho'.

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by themacmeister - 2015, July 25 - 6:51am

I used the retail disc for these I fear, but your Universal disc sounds like it is nearly identical.

My OS9 9.2.1 installer had an option "Install for any Mac" or something similar. You were left with InfraRed/Laptop control panels etc., but it always worked Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 24 - 9:03pm

@tmm: That's awesome! Thanks for those. Added them to the list.

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by themacmeister - 2015, July 24 - 7:55am
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700 MHz G4 iMac (original sunflower model)
600 MHz G3 12.1" white composite iBook.
800 MHz G4 eMac (ATI)

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by JHTMAC - 2015, May 26 - 6:54am

Hi I'm JT.Just read your message about the Ti book.I have had trouble with system sleep with mine.....is any one here?

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by sfp1954 - 2014, November 3 - 8:30pm

Have you tried either the eMac (2 versions) or iMac 9.2.2 disks?

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by Doodle D Day - 2014, November 3 - 3:02pm

Gary-
I just bought a TiBook 1.0ghz too and am having the same problems: it's mainly the peripherals that don't work, particularly AV (Monitors and Sound), but also DVD drive, and putting the computer to sleep. I have found that all 9.2.2 disks will install on any Mac if you can fool the installer, by way of Open Firmware and the BootX file (like XPostFacto does) or modifying the IncompatHW file in the Upgrader Files folder on the Install DVD.

The key to getting OS 9 running properly on any particular Mac model, however, is the versions of the System Folder files you have installed, mostly Extensions, but a few Control Panels, and ESPECIALLY the Mac OS ROM file. The way Apple has modified the various versions of the OS for particular models started with those old System Enablers, but continued with a package called Mac OS CPU Software. Each install disk (or restore disk) that came with each new Mac model had a newer version of the Mac OS CPU Software package. The latest I've heard of (probably the last) was version 5.9. If we could find a complete set of the files in that package for version 5.9 (or even whatever earlier version came on the original 9.2.2 Install disk with the Titanium PowerBook G4 1.0ghz A1025), all that would be needed is to copy just those files over into their proper places in the System Folder.

From what I understand, the Universal 9.2.2 Install CD here has Mac OS CPU Software 4.9 (which includes the Mac OS ROM file v9.2.1), which is too old for a TiBook. I am currently attempting to find various later versions of the CPU Software and try them out on my TiBook. So far I have even found a Mac OS ROM file version 10.2.1 which was part of CPU Software 5.8 (I believe there is even a later ROM file in 5.9). I note that the Mac OS ROM file which came with the 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 upgrader installers from Apple was v.8.7, so that's one reason why my TiBook isn't functioning properly.

All the files we're looking for in the Mac OS CPU Software package are simply later versions (and a few new files) of the ones in the standard OS 9.2.2 Install: Extensions and suchlike for monitors, video, sound, DVD, keyboard, and a few other things, and the Mac OS ROM file of course. If you find any later versions, copy them into your System Folder and see if that solves any problems.

The hardest part is that the images or stuffed files on The Garden are so large to download, when all we need are a few files from the right CPU Software package. I don't have the bandwidth to d/l even a 400meg image, let alone several just to see what version files or package is on it.

But it may be worth it, considering I only paid $65 for my TiBook and I'm just thrilled about my upgrade from the PB G3 Lombard I've had for 8 years. Smile Finally a new toy! Wanna watch DVDs but something is missing...

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2014, September 5 - 4:57pm

Your screen shot matches what I see when I boot the CD Image shown above.

Gary

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, September 5 - 7:41am

"I didn't keep track of which one was which very carefully."

I would appreciate then if you could double-check. The mounted universal 9.2.2 install CD has the same folder name as the 1st pic shown at the top of this page, "Mac OS 9.2.2".

You could even go through the install process to see if that same error occurs, opting out of installing at the final moment (unless you want to do a full working install, that is).

I would rather be certain that this CD doesn't work for the Ti, than as an assumption.

If you can check this for me, that would be great.

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by Gary - 2014, September 5 - 12:50am

>Is it the "Before You Install" SimpleText doc?

Yes that is the file. If you don't get the same implication as I did it may be due to my mixing up the 3 ISO images I downloaded and burned. I didn't keep track of which one was which very carefully.

Gary

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, September 5 - 12:29am

"I tried this image on a Powerbook G4 model A1025 (1 GHZ). The machine booted from the burned CD and the Installer started. But very quickly I got a message stating "This Installer won't work on your machine" (paraphrased).

The included Readme file implied that Mac OS 9.2.1 must be in place before the Installer would work."

That is odd, Gary, as I've installed this OK onto a 1GHz eMac from 2003 OK, the only upset I got was some easily fixed video drivers.

Whats the name of the included "Readme file"? Is it the "Before You Install" SimpleText doc? There is no mention of 9.2.1 or even 9.2.2 in there that I can see. It only mentions 9.2 and 9.1.

The CD is a full 9.2.2 universal installer CD not an updater (tho' it can update over pre-installed systems) but if its not suited for the Ti, then that's a real pity.

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by Gary - 2014, September 4 - 11:31pm

Thanks for the suggestion. But I've just spent the better part of today going through the most convoluted install I've ever done on a Mac. SHEESH!

It involved a Powerbook Tiger disk set; a universal Leopard disk; a Powermac G4 already running 9.2.2 and a LOT of patience.

The Powerbook is running almost the way I want. The only thing I haven't gotten working is the Apple DVD Player. There is an extension (or SOMETHING) still missing that causes DVD Player to tell me "Something is missing. Re-Install DVD Player". Which I can't because the Installer that contains it says it won't run on my machine. And the piece of Tiger that has bootable Classic doesn't contain DVD Player at all.

What a mess. The one NICE thing in all of this was the cost. The Powerbook was $60 and I've spent a total of $9 on purchased OS software.

Gary

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by sfp1954 - 2014, September 4 - 9:12pm

The original eMac 9.2.2 installer is here if you wish to try it.
I have found that it works on everything that can boot 9.2 except for possibly the MDD.
I believe it was the last 9.2.2 CD to be released as the eMacs were the last machines to run Classic and were sold only to the educational market.
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-install-cd-library
http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/eMac_Ins...

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by Gary - 2014, September 4 - 6:57pm

I tried this image on a Powerbook G4 model A1025 (1 GHZ). The machine booted from the burned CD and the Installer started. But very quickly I got a message stating "This Installer won't work on your machine" (paraphrased).

The included Readme file implied that Mac OS 9.2.1 must be in place before the Installer would work.

Gary

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, August 24 - 3:18am

If anybody DL's this and successfully installs it to a PPC Mac, or clone, please post which model Macintosh, so it can be added to the list of Macs above that this CD can install to. I'd also like to hear from any G4 MDD (FW400) owners if this has been successful (or otherwise) on those Mac models, too.

So far it looks like any model range, from a beige G3 to an eMac G4 is a probability.