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MacOS_71.toast_.sit (37.67 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_75.toast_.sit (162.92 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_761.toast_.sit (136.08 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_7.6.1_Update.sit (4.65 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_8.toast_.sit (215.85 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_81.toast_.sit (259.47 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Mac_OS_8.1_Update.smi_.bin_.sit (14.08 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_85.toast_.sit (354.79 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_86.toast_.sit (367.02 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Mac_OS_8.6_Update.smi_.bin_.sit (31.20 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_90.toast_.sit (453.44 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_904.toast_.sit (457.35 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Mac_OS_9.1_Update.smi_.sit (67.89 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MacOS_9_2_1.toast_.sit (445.66 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Mac_OS_9.2.2_Update.smi_.bin_.sit (20.09 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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eMac_Install_V1.toast_.sit (454.41 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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eMac_Install_V2.toast_.sit (272.53 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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iMac_Install.toast_.sit (425.82 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PBG3_81.toast_.sit (312.69 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PBG3_85.toast_.sit (476.00 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PBG3_86.toast_.sit (436.31 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PM_G3_81.toast_.sit (287.11 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PM_G3_Modem_Software.toast_.sit (2.05 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PMG3_851.toast_.sit (415.92 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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PMG3_86.toast_.sit (434.37 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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iMac_904_restore.toast_.sit (525.78 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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iBook_Restore_1.toast_.sit (468.59 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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iBook_Restore_2.toast_.sit (568.51 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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iBook_Restore_3.toast_.sit (605.30 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

MacGarden member sfp1954's Collection of Universal and Machine Specific Classic OS Disks.

For Floppy Installers see:
7.5 Universal
7.6.1 Universal
8.0 Universal
8.1 Universal
8.5 Universal
8.6 (8.5 with 8.6 auto update)
9.0 Universal (I believe this is the last bootable CD for non-G3 PowerMacs)
Can be updated to 9.1 as long as you don't install the optional languages.
9.0.4 Universal w 9.1 update
9.2.1 Universal
eMac 9.2.2 CD Version 1.0 Dated 3/27/2002
eMac 9.2.2 CD Version 2.2 Dated 3/17/2003
iMac 9.2.2
iBook 9.2.2 Dated 3/27/2002

PowerBook G3 8.1 For Kanga (aka PB_3500)
PowerBook G3 8.1, 8.5, 8.6 For Wallstreet
PowerBook G3 8.6 For Lombard

Power Mac G3 8.1 and Modem/Fax Software
Power Mac G3 8.5.1
Power Mac G3 8.6 (8.5 with 8.6 auto update)

iMac 9.0.4 Restore CD with Bugdom

iBook 3CD 9.2.2 Restore Set - Requires iBook HD with a base OS X install.
Meant to restore Classic function or OS 9 boot capability to a disk with only OS X installed.
Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) Install CD with Mac OS 9.0.4 (Sawtooth)
Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) Install CD with Mac OS 8.6 (Sawtooth)

Download, decompress and burn with Toast or Disk Utility.
There seemed to be issues booting the disks I read with a SATA optical drive in OSX.
So I have redone everything with an IDE optical on a G4 Quicksilver running 9.2.2, using Toast 5.2 to image the disks and DropStuff to compress them. I have verified this worked for 10.0.3 which was giving someone issues.

Architecture: 68k PPC PPC (Carbonized)

Visit to see your machine's OS options.


by locutus - 2017, February 20 - 11:26am

Well it might be the version of Toast I'm burning them with? I am burning with Toast Version 14 on my Mac OS 10.12. I think I might do it over on the iBook it's self with Toast.

What is happening is it acts like non of those discs are correct, when I go to run the Apple to start to the restore (not to confuse with the installer app).

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by sfp1954 - 2017, February 18 - 8:30pm

The 3CD set isn't working for you?
Remember it doesn't boot. It simply runs a program from OSX to copy the OS9 folder and associated applications to your hard drive. If you have a G3 iBook that will boot OS9 (and want to run OS9 as opposed to classic mode) then the hard drive must have been initialized with OS9 drivers enabled.
G4 iBooks only provide classic support.
G3 iBooks that have had their motherboard replaced by Apple will only run 9.2.2.

If your iBook supports booting in OS9 you can also use the eMac 9.2.2 CDs to restore Classic function.

There are also some other pre-built OS9.2 folders online here.

by locutus - 2017, February 17 - 4:41pm

Can any one upload the iBook Restore for OS 9 (Z691-4305-A) in toast format please? I see there is an iBook restore up there but they are not working for me, are they working for you? I am in Mac OS X 10.4.11 does that matter?

Thanks! Smile

by pat - 2016, November 7 - 5:36pm

The MacOS 8.1 installed from the 6th download above (MacOS_81.toast_.sit (259.47 MB)) cannot be used in SheepShaver???

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by sfp1954 - 2016, March 29 - 5:07pm

Those are all mine as well.

If you scroll down there is a link to the 10.4.6 install dvd on MEGA as well as the 4CD set.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 29 - 7:44am

LOL So more problems, disc 2 in this Archive is corrupt so I cannot continue my install... now where can I find a working 10.4 disc 2... I guess I can download a whole different set.. gosh gosh gosh my luck!

EDIT: guess ill try disc 2 from this set, although I might have to download all of them if they are different..

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 29 - 12:43am

All are very possible... I replaced the drive, and then cleaned the old optical drive out and put the old one back in, so it should be stock... I also downloaded the OSX cd last night (disk1) and it worked just fine, so ill probably just install osx on it now.. But I will try burning the disc without touching anything again.. but I have a feeling you are right something weird is going on.

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by sfp1954 - 2016, March 28 - 8:16pm

Still it's possible the MotherBoard might have been replaced at some point.
I would try downloading either Panther CD 1 or Tiger CD 1 and see if either of those boot.
I would also point out that there are G4 machines (the first MDD) that will only boot 9.2.2 from hard drive. You cannot install/boot 9.2.2 from CD. Instead you have to load/copy the pre-made Applications and System folders from the full install set.

What did you use for a replacement optical drive in the emac?

What about just putting the emac in Target mode (command T), connecting it to your iMac with a firewire cable, intializing the eMac and copying over the OS on the iMac. Or installing to the emac OS from the iMac drive. Just make sure you UNPLUG the firewire cable and turn off the emac before restarting the emac.

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by sfp1954 - 2016, March 28 - 7:08pm

You shouldn't be using any options at all.
You shouldn't touch anything in Toast and it doesn't matter what Toast you are using as long as it is Toast 5 or greater.
I do this in Toast 10 with El Capitan and have no problem.
It's a disk image. It gets copied block by block to the target CD.
Extended refers to the file structure - so extended or not is irrelevant until you mount the finished CD.

Decompress the .sit file with Stuffit Expander.
DO NOT open Toast.
DO NOT mount or double click on the .toast file.
DO NOT use the Toast copy function.

Drag and drop the .toast file either onto the Toast icon or a Toast alias/shortcut.
Toast will know what to do with a .toast file so DON'T TOUCH anything.
Hit the BURN or RECORD button.

Doing anything else will screw things up.
All the files on this page were imaged on a Quicksilver G4 with Toast Titanium 5.2.3 and compressed with DropStuff 5.

by Troyd - 2016, March 28 - 6:22pm

Try this to create a bootable OS9 CD. Doing this from memory so apologies if any of the details below isn't quite right, however, the method still works for me.

You need Toast 5.x. No other version will do. Mount the ISO/Toast image so that it shows as a volume in the Finder. Under Toast select the Other tab and under that select burn Mac Volume. Navigate to your mounted volume - not the iso. Toast should give you a context menu with three checkable options. Deselect Optimize and make sure that Bootable is checked. The latter point is critical as it ensures that the volume to be burnt is blessed. Then burn.

Unblessing is what prevents a lot of burnt images from showing as bootable. Always works for me unless the original image is damaged/incomplete in some way.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 5:08pm

Thank you for your comment, I realize I have a lot of posts, but if you read below I actually state the same information, also stating that my eMac is the M8950LL/A model. Strike 1! Laughing out loud

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by sfp1954 - 2016, March 28 - 2:43pm

Not all 1GHz eMacs are capable of running OS9 natively.


*Only the original "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) is capable of booting into Mac OS 9.

All models are capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 8:36am

Nada, still didnt work.... sleepy time I will waste 10 more cd's tomorrow! Laughing out loud Thanks for your help

btw it has option for it to be Mac OS CD, or Mac OS Extended CD... I used Mac OS CD, I thought extended is for OSX correct?? Ill try burning the Mac OSX disc you linked me to tomorrow.

EDIT: I couldn't help myself, or maybe I couldn't sleep until I solved the problem... haha.. I burnt the OSX .dmg file that you linked me to and it worked first try... no idea whats up with the os9 discs but whatever, ill just install OSX Laughing out loud

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 7:51am

Thank you for your patience... I will try this.. I can already say that it looks different doing it this way as well... here we go, im not K.O.'ed YET! Laughing out loud

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 7:11am

@minimojoman: Use the "Data" tab in Toast 5 for this, not the "Other" tab. Also, under "Data" choose "Mac OS CD" in the main window - it may say Mac OS & something else here and have a ">" to the right of it, click onto this and choose "Mac OS CD" if that's not what you see.

Mount your locked CD image, you can even get Toast to do this if you wish, by clicking "Utilities" menu, "Mount Disk Image" sub-menu & navigate to where you have the locked image to burn.

Drag the locked mounted disk's icon over into the "Data" window and burn. HTH.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 6:45am

OH mannnn still no luck, feel like throwing this eMac down a flight of stairs. I unzipped the v2 toast image, locked it, burnt it using Toast Titanium 5 under the "Other" Tab as a Disc Image Burn... and nothing.... I just don't understand.. I even popped the ONLY CD that I have that actually works just to make sure the drive is still reading cd's and the HW test cd popped up in the Option boot screen instantly... I am at a loss!

EDIT: HOLY CRAP I accidentally knocked my mouse and it clicked on this little menu on the image of the "OTHER" part of Titanium 5 and a little menu popped up allowing me to select iso 9660 which I read earlier is a necessary part to burn them properly.. I had been looking for this menu EVERYWHERE.. apparantly you have to click and hold on the icons in this version to access that menu... should I be choosing that iso 9660 or "Mac Volume"???? Jeez this is rediculous haha, but I am sure it is entirely my fault.. Ignorance is NOT bliss

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 5:56am

Ok so that was a no go, but that might not be a problem, I have a feeling that my file is messed up because after I unzipped it, locked it, and tried opening the image in disk utility before I burn it, I get a message that says "Unable to attach "macos-922-uni.iso" - no mountable file systems" not sure why it say s that.. either way I am going to unzip a fresh copy of the V2 emac 9.2 cd and LOCK that one and see if that one works correctly. Should I be getting that message?? hopefully I don't get it with the V2 toast image.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 5:43am

Ok now we're getting somewheres... ^_^ I unzipped the uni cd again and it WAS unlocked from the get-go.. I locked it and opened it up in Disk Utility. It did throw a message at me saying that it couldn't "Attach" it because there were no mountable something-rathers. But now I am burning the image onto a fresh cd.. Here's to new hope. *Cheers* I'll let you know of my success/failure once its done!

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 5:36am

Ha ha indeed.

I've figured out what you mentioned earlier:

Yup, nope. nothing there Except a "Color Label" tick box. Like I said it thinks it's a CDRW Image

You were getting info on the mounted disk icon, not the image file itself. Start over, get info on the image file before you mount it. Make sure its locked.

Use a fresh extracted image, as one that you've mounted before will be useless as a boot disk if it was unlocked to begin with.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 5:30am


interestingly enough when I mount the 9.2.2 Uni "CD" it isnt mounting as a CD it is mounting as a White Drive icon like my USB stick....??? whats going on here haha

EDIT: oh and its a 600mhz not 800mhz ^_^

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 5:28am

iMac 800mhz Graphite SE

What Mac OS is it running?

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 5:23am

Thank you, I have the Universal 9.2.2 CD And I have burned it but it was unsuccessful as a boot image, again maybe I burned it wrong or maybe the iMac that I am using is doing something wrong. Let me check that image format again and see what I did to burn it. Thank you for your time.

BTW I am using 80min Memorex CD-R's (52x) of course burning them at 8x since that is the highest my iMac 800mhz Graphite SE will do.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 5:05am

@minimojoman: If the image is unlocked and mounted then the OS will write to it and make hidden changes, it will most likely result in an unbootable image.

Of the two eMac images on this page, only the version 2 image would likely be suitable for your eMac, as the version 1 disk pre-dates the 1GHz model's release. But its just possible that these are non-bootable disks to begin with (as the eMac 1GHz shipped with an OS X install disk with a classic System folder to add during the X install only) I think (sfp1954 might know more about these images).

I have this model eMac and have successfully used the Universal 9.2.2 CD from here to boot and install Mac OS 9.2.2 onto it. It does boot up the 1GHz eMac (M8950LL/A) OK, but once the install completes you have to update the ATI graphics (also supplied on the Uni 9.2.2 page).

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 4:20am

Yup, nope. nothing there Except a "Color Label" tick box. Like I said it thinks it's a CDRW Image, so that might be the problem I guess.. seriously annoying. I have burnt probably 5-6 discs now, wasting time and money... O_o

I believe I also tried using Disk Utility to burn the toast image and again that didn't work. Any idea how to change the image from a CDRW image to a CDR image?? If I use disk utility to make a new image from the mounted CDRW image will that take away the "bootability" of the cd?

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 4:15am

I'm not using a particularly recent OS X, but for me the info for Locked/Unlocked is in the "General" section of the Get Info (Command+I) window near the top of the Info window. The sub-heading is "Locked" next to a check-box, and if no "tick" is in the check-box then click it to lock the disk.

Extract a fresh image, if the one you're looking at is the one you used already (and it was unlocked), to avoid contamination.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 4:00am

Ok so I mounted the disc and under Command+I it doesn't say anything about it being locked, BUT it does say under Ownership & Permissions "You can read and write" which to me says it isn't locked, but who knows. I also have no idea how to lock it. I just noticed that the Image that is mounted has the icon of a CDRW.

I really want OS9 Native on this beast, but I guess I might have to try OSX if I can't get a proper disc to burn.

According to this I should be able to boot OS9 Boot Disks and install Native OS9 because I have the M8950LL/A model.

Any tips on the image? Thanks for your help!

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 28 - 3:33am


Possibly the image is unlocked when you add it to Toast? I would extract the image from the archive, then check to ensure that the extracted image is locked. Then get Toast to mount the locked image onto the desktop, then burn the mounted image thats on the desktop to CD.

If the image was unlocked using the methods you described, it (Toast and/or the System) is likely to write some metadata to the disk and this would cause it to become unbootable.

There are also OS X disks here at the MG, if you want an OS X for the eMac.

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by minimojoman - 2016, March 28 - 2:07am

OK So I am having the hardest time reinstalling an OS on a new eMac 1ghz that I just received.

Serial Number: G83318SKNLZ

It had the hard drive removed and the Optical Drive was not working. After replacing the hard drive and cleaning out the Optical Drive I have successfully determined that the optical drive works because I can hold ALT/OPTION while booting and see the "Apple Hardware Test" CD that I have, but it does not run on this eMac, but at least I know the OD is reading discs. Other than that I can not find/create the proper CD to reinstall an OS on this beast.

I have tried downloading both:
Download eMac_Install_V1.toast_.sit (454.41 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download eMac_Install_V2.toast_.sit (272.53 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9

and burnt using Disk Utility on a newer mac, and ALSO I have used an older iMac DV:SE with OSX and Classic OS9 to run Titanium Toast to burn a disc image, none of which will boot on this eMac..

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!?! I am tearing my hair out over here. I kind of think I am using Toast incorrectly but I am not sure, there really is no option to burn an image so I just drag and drop it into the toast window which shows the content of the disk and then I say BURN.. But I am used to actually using the menu of the program to say "Burn image to disc" and then selecting the .toast file to burn it. Can anyone help?!! OR provide me with either another working OS9 Install CD for this eMac OR if I HAVE to an OSX Install disc that works with this eMac!?!?!? Thank you kindly.


by Troyd - 2015, May 26 - 8:38am

The OS9 for the A1025 1GHz/867MHz TiBooks has been uploaded here:

Direct link to file is here:

Extracted from the actual Restore Disc.

by JHTMAC - 2015, May 26 - 6:31am

Hi Doodle O Day......I'm JT,I just read your post about your Ti book and having just joined MOS9LVS.....I have had the same problem putting my book to sleep!!!! Thank God for your post!!!! This problem has been driving me crazy ever since I discovered it.With my 1.0Ghz mach....luckily everything works except the sleep problem!!! Have you found a solution??? I think you are right about just downloading the ROM files that you need to update the ROM file.I hope someone(a guru) with an original install disk might upload somewhere the files we need to solve this small problem.If I had the disks I would do it myself!!! I bought my Ti book used some time ago and installed updates from a 9.1 retail disk.Actually I used an old 400Ti book that I keep for utilities and updated all the way to 9.2.2 from updates.Then I moved the HD over to my 1.0Ghz machine.Everything worked fine except when I discovered that the machine would not sleep! Also my sound control panel was dead,everything else worked fine.Currently I still have the same problem with the machine.Using a download from MTG I was able to fix the sound issue but still have the sleep problem.I guess the original install disk for the machine is the only solution or some other way to find,install or download the ROM file that we need,until then I can't use my machine unless I can put it to sleep when I need to,It's just impractical to try to use it any other way.Some of the eMac machine OS downloads might actually work,based on what I read from the earlier posts I read from Gary.As long as the OS ROM file is new enough to satisfy P88's 9.2.2 ROM requirements it might work,hopefully someone out there might be able to test all this to make sure that it works! Thanks for reading!!!! (thanks again,I've been a Mac tech since about 1998 and this problem has driven me the most crazy out of everything I've ever found in any machine!!! I own about a dozen Macs)

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by pabuckee - 2015, March 25 - 9:41pm

Sorry guys, I put the wrong number in for mhz, it is actually 700mhz. It is this iBook.
It is late 2002-early 2003.
It was great to get the eMac install that solved my issue with the video being only in a small 640x480 window in OS9. This is a great website for old time computer users.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, March 25 - 2:58am

@tmm: Most likely its the later 2002 model "iBook G3/600 (16 VRAM - Tr)" it features "2X AGP ATI Mobility Radeon graphics with 16 MB of VRAM" plus other niceties.

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by themacmeister - 2015, March 24 - 6:16am

@pabuckee -- how did you get 16MB vRAM? I had the white composite 600MHz G3 iBook, and it only had 4MB (with an 8MB upgrade possible). Also, by Clear, you don't mean the clamshell iBook?

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by pabuckee - 2015, March 23 - 11:27pm

Thanks for this file. I installed the eMac 9.2.2 CD Version 2.2 on my iBook G3, 16vram opaque, 600mhz. It solved the "small screen" problem that was making my 9.2 os appear in a 640x480 window on the screen. I had tried several universal installs and always got the small screen.

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by supernova777 - 2015, March 10 - 10:35am

i have been asked by someone repeatedly for the mac os 8.6 install or restore for the IBOOK g3 (1999) this machine can only run 8.6 with this specific cd... which is currently NOT AVAILABLE anywhere on the site here that i can find..

it would be of great assitance if someone could post this ibook g3 cd frm 1999, its orange, i believe it should say cd version 1.1 or 1.2 SSW 8.6

detailed part numbers below
iBook package 600-7604A
1. iBook Software Install, SSW version 8.6, 691-2448-A
2. iBook Software Restore, SSW version 8.6, 691-2449-A

thank you

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by themacmeister - 2015, February 27 - 4:27am

How do you use NetBoot? I know someone has made the server side available for free (open source), but I cannot figure it out for the life of me.

Here is a very out-of-date guide for 10.4.x on regular (non-Server) OS X ->!/#step1

PS. If required, please turn this question into a new thread - Just posted here because a NetBoot image was here.

by Troyd - 2015, February 25 - 10:25am

OK. Have checked my image and it is indeed corrupt as reported. I suspect Stuffit 6 as the culprit so have reimaged and restuffed with Stuffit 7. This decompresses fine with no apparent corruption on my computer so I will offer it for what it is. I have added it to this topic where it perhaps more properly belongs

by Doodle D Day - 2015, February 23 - 9:44am

Uh oh. Troyd: The image file you posted on zippyshare per your link there has corrupted files in it. The image is fine, and when mounted it contains 3 full folders: System Folder, Applications (Mac OS 9), and Documents, with files and subfolders all ready to be copied to your startup volume. Approximately 3000+ files. HALF OF THEM ARE CORRUPTED. Resource forks completedly scrambled, data forks ditto. Can't even make out anything familiar when looking at it with a hex editor. They seem to be the proper SIZE, so they aren't compressed, but they sorta LOOK like a compressed file...just binary gibberish.

Maybe you did something when you "optimized" it with Toast or whatever. Try just Stuff-ing the original OS9General.dmg and upload it again to zippyshare... though I wonder if Stuffit 6 was somehow the problem (I know 6.0 is buggy).

Or maybe the mounted DMG image has some files deliberately scrambled by Apple, and the installer has a routine to unscramble them when copying them to your startup volume... one would think they would be compressed smaller in that case but they're not.

Mount the DMG and check for example "Apple DVD Player Read Me" in the Apple DVD Player folder in the Applications folder. It's supposed to be a SimpleText file with the formatting in the resource fork, but the data fork (which is supposed to be just plain text) is garbage and so is the resource fork. If it looks fine to you, then you must have done something when converting or optimizing the DMG container you said was sloppily built...

by Troyd - 2014, December 5 - 4:54pm

This is the OS9 Installer for the 1GHz/867GHz TiBooks. I extracted the file labeled 'OS9General.dmg' from the restore disk. The DMG was sloppily built - being a half filled 1GHz container and not subsequently optimized. I converted it to an optimized Toast image, built with Toast 5 Titanium and stuffed with Stuffit 6 (sorry, it is all I had). No installer with this, just drag and drop but any disk burnt from this will boot just fine. Tested with a CDRW on my TiBook and it booted to the Airport Assistant with all the usual shortcuts on the Desktop. It contains MacOS ROM 9.71 for the curious.

If anyone has problems with this, I could try uploading the DMG file. That will not burn to a CDR so you will either need a DVD-R, external FW drive or tinker with the image yourself unless you install from OSX.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, November 14 - 9:21pm

When's the last time you tried that link?
I have a feeling Apple is wiping out anything that is PPC related.

The actual restore disks of the 1GHz TiBook would be nice as they are hard to get hold of.


It finally loaded and I added Netboot9 to the page.

by Troyd - 2014, November 14 - 3:37pm

Just copy the System Folder across from the Netboot9 image that Apple makes available. That Netboot image shipped with Jaguar Server and the A1025 came with 10.2.3 as on it so it is more or less an up to date version of OS9 and it supports all of the TiBook's hardware. You can copy the Applications and Utilities folders from the retail/restore disk of your choice to complete the set.

The actual restore disks of the 1GHz TiBook would be nice as they are hard to get hold of.

by Doodle D Day - 2014, November 3 - 1:22pm

I'm having the same problem as Gary with the TiBook 1.0ghz (PowerBook G4 A1025). I just bought one (a good upgrade from the Lombard 400Mhz PowerBook G3 I've been using for 8 years) with the purpose of using it for OS 9. I don't know about using an Installer versus merely copying a System Folder over, but it shouldn't matter to just copy if you know where all the files go, and you can extract them from the Tome on an installer disk anyway (except for the System suitcase where the resources need to be compiled).

Whatever System 9.2.2 you install or copy, what is needed for your specific Mac model is to add the updated versions (and a few additional files maybe) of a few Extensions and Control Panels, and ESPECIALLY the Mac OS ROM file. All these files are part of the Mac OS CPU Software package in all its various versions througout the years. The latest version I've heard of is 5.9; that may be the last ever version. If I could find an install disk or an already-installed System Folder that has a set of files marked with the package Mac OS CPU Software 5.9, then I betcha just copying those over into the TiBook's System Folder would solve the problem of booting OS 9 (9.2.2) on a Titanium PowerBook G4 1.0ghz A1025, or even earlier TiBooks, and getting everything to run properly.

The things that don't work properly mostly seem to relate to peripherals, particularly AV. Extensions (and CDEVs) that relate to the Monitor and Sound, DVD drive, and even Keyboard are mostly the things that are affected. I also notice that I can't put my TiBook to sleep: I get the message "You can't put the computer to sleep because some System software is missing".

BTW, regardless of whether there is a motherboard jumper to disable installation of OS 9 on later Macs or not, you can fool the installer either the same way XPostFacto does (Open Firmware and BootX file) or modify the IncompatHW file in the Upgrader Files folder on the installer CD/DVD, and it'll install on any Mac. Then you can just update the few required files from the Mac OS CPU Software package.

Can you examine the various install disks you have and see if any of them have files from the package Mac OS CPU Software 5.9? Or alternatively, if you have an already-setup System Folder or extracted OS 9 portion of some installer or restore disk (like the QuickSilver disks you extracted), see if those have files from the 5.9 package?

Of course if anyone has actual 9.2.2 install (or "restore") DVDs that came with the 2002-2003 867/1.0g Titanium PowerBook G4 Model A1025 (M8858/M8859), and could post them here that'd be great, but I think there's no need to d/l such a large image when only a few files are needed (those from Mac OS CPU Software 5.9).

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by supernova777 - 2014, September 28 - 9:50pm

thanks sfp.. i actually did manage to slow down + read and found it.. burned it.. works great;) my b&w is happily running 8.6!

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by sfp1954 - 2014, September 25 - 2:01am

Are you sure the internal optical drive is original or at least Apple boot compatible?

The PowerMac G3 CD should be the factory CD.
Just make sure you burn it correctly.
Just unstuff, drag the .toast file to Toast and hit the burn button.
Do not mount the image.

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by supernova777 - 2014, September 25 - 1:26am

wow i never saw this page before now..
im looking for the original 8.6 install cd for the b&w g3 450mhz (revision 2)
i have already tried one 8.6 cd from another source and it refused to boot for some reason
so im guessing i need the exact version for the b&w in order to get os 8.6 installed!!
i checked max1zzz and he doesnt have it.. he only has 8.5.1 for B&W, which i think is for the first revision g3s.. do u think that the g4 yikes 8.6 cd would work for installing on my machine? the yikes is said to be almost the same motherboard + they both take the same cpu, and share the pci architecture...

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by sfp1954 - 2014, August 9 - 10:40pm

Added Beige G3 (PowerMac G3) Desktop 8.1 CD.
OS X for PPC has been moved to a new page.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, August 9 - 9:57pm

I'm getting a "404" error on the CD scan for Mac OS 9, (921.jpg). This will likely need re-upping to the page. It the only image missing out of the above scans, so that's not so bad.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, July 9 - 1:05am

Its really great to see these converted from .dmg, to .toast/.sit and archived here at the Garden. Thank you.

A comment about the Mac OS 7.1 CD image, its not exactly universal. Its for the '040 Macs:
Centris 610, Centris 650 & Quadra 800 models [has System Enabler 040 v1.0].

It can boot some earlier 68k Mac models, if they originally shipped with no System Enabler (such as an '030 IIci). Later model '040 Macs cannot boot up with this CD, nor any other Mac, if it had originally shipped with 7.1 plus machine specific System Enablers.

Its an interesting install CD all the same. It boots up to "At Ease", presenting an easy interface for installing the system. Its At Ease desktop isn't too crippled and it allows easy access to a standard Finder desktop for the more experienced user to install the OS from. Overall its an excellent historic addition.

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by sfp1954 - 2014, July 6 - 6:11pm

I have verified that the version of 10.0.3 I have added/replaced on my external download list works.
Should download as "MacOS_10_0_3.toast.sit".

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by sfp1954 - 2014, July 6 - 6:17am

I have replaced the 10.0.3 disk in my external list with one created via Toast 5.2 and DropStuff under MacOS 9.2.2. I will download tomorrow, make CD and see if I can get it to boot on my Wallstreet.