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Guides on emulating older applications

Mac OS X Internal Edition - (Download #1)

Mac OS X Public Beta
System clock must be set before May 2001.

Mac OS X Cheetah 10.0 - (Download #2 - #5)
10.0? Installer
10.0.3 Installer
10.0.4 Updater
Developer Tools (10.0.0/March 2001)

Mac OS X Puma 10.1 - (Download #6 - #12)
10.1 Installer
10.1.3 Installer
10.1.5 Updater
iPhoto 1
iMovie 2
iTunes 3 - iMovie 3 - iPhoto 2 Requires Mac OS 10.1.5
Developer's Tools for 10.1

Mac OS X Jaguar 10.2 - (Download #13 - #17)
CD 1
CD 2
10.2.3 Updater CD
10.2.8 Combo Updater
Developer's Tools for 10.2

Mac OS X Panther 10.3 - (Download #18 - #23)
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
10.3.8 Combo Updater
Panther Xcode Tools
Jaguar and Panther complete updates (Combo 10.3.9, Java...)

Mac OS X Panther 10.3 - Apple Internal Edition DVD - (Download #24)

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 - (Download #25 - #29)
CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
Complete Tiger Updates (10.4.11 Combo, Java, Safari, Quicktime)

Mac OS 10.4.6 DVD - (Download #30)

Download from Mega

Leopard requires a dual layer DVD.
Unless you can find a DVR-R DL blank you'll probably need to use a +R blank and boot from an external FireWire drive that supports DL +R disks.
At least that has been my experience with older machines.

Mac OS 10.5.4 DVD - (Download #31)

Download from Mega

Mac OS 10.5.6 DVD - (Download #32)

Mac OS 10.5.8 Update - (Download #33)
Download from Mega

Mac OS X Release Candidate - (Download #34)
Zip contains both installer & developer tools.

Mac OS X 10.5 Single Layer DVD - (Download #35)
Basic OS install, no extras included as to fit on one DVD.

Mac OS: Versions, builds included with PowerPC Macs (since 1998) : Learn the version(s) of Mac OS included with PowerPC-based Macs produced since 01 Jan 1998.

See also:
Mac OS X for Intel microprocessor

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)


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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 20 - 7:25pm

Congratulations to get such large uploads finished! Smile

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by kittensauce - 2019, February 2 - 4:08am

That's pretty neat, then. Thanks!

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by fogWraith - 2019, January 31 - 7:27am

The Panther Internal Edition is the full installer for Panther given to Apple employees, it contains additional tools and applications. I believe there is also a CD version of this but I have been unable to locate it.

It should be installable on any machine that supports Panther

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by kittensauce - 2019, January 31 - 12:10am

Does anyone know what's up with the "Mac OS X Panther 10.3 - Apple Internal Edition DVD"? Is it just a compilation of all 3 installation CDs? Does it work on all machines compatible with Panther? I've searched for information on it rigorously, but found nothing. I'm just curious, is all.

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by uxware - 2018, December 22 - 1:55pm

thanks, but I was on a "chicken/egg" situation, no blank DVD DL and my mini's HDD was reformatted. I thought I had the 10.5 DVD, but alas no, so the win10 PC was the only way to make the DVD (mind the mini's combo drive does not support DL)
BTW, I found the solution: I d'loaded the 10.5.4 (8GB image) then using TransMac on PC I restored it on a USB/Firewire external HDD, then used that HDD to install on the mini G4 Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, December 22 - 10:44am

I imaged on a DVD-R on my PC using the ImageBurn from your site, still on boot (startup) its not recognised.

Yes it is bootable. But it is extremely fussy. Do not use ImgBurn for this one. You need to use Disk Utility for Mac OS X on it and burn to dual layer DVD+R or USB thumb drive

Instructions for Disk Utility burn to to DL DVD:

  1. Extract the .dmg using built-in OS X Zip Utility
  2. Immediately check it's locked status ensuring the image is locked before doing anything else with it.
  3. Start up OS X Disk Utility and drag the locked .dmg icon into the lower left part of the Utility's window to add it's name to the list of disks.
  4. Click "Burn" and insert blank DL DVD into burner, when requested.

That's how I got a bootable DVD written with this .dmg. Plus, I burned it to DVD+R DL media.

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by uxware - 2018, December 22 - 10:19am

Sure guys the Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr is bootable? I am unable to boot it on my mini G4 (A1103). I imaged on a DVD-R on my PC using the ImageBurn from your site, still on boot (startup) its not recognised.

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by macanalista - 2018, October 22 - 3:41pm

Is there any extra info about the last file for downloading "Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr"?
Sorry, just realised the last post is about a single layered Leopard install DVD with the extras taken out...

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by fogWraith - 2018, October 17 - 6:22am

Didn't have more time than to upload the image, it's something thats requested every now and then since DL DVD's seem to be harder to find, and are a bit more expensive. As usual, all the extras need to be unticked before attempting to install Smile

It'd be fine to get the 10.5.6 DVD as well, if you want to upload it.

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by MacTouch - 2018, October 16 - 10:48pm

Hi Scott,

I have myself verified the upload from fogWraith. The Single DVD Leopard is Mac OS X 10.5.4, but it takes less space than a standard version. May be that's why he has uploaded it. Smile

I have also the 10.5.6 DVD, so I'm not sure it is absolutely necessary to upload it. Unless it is really requested...

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by scott Praed - 2018, October 16 - 9:52pm

I have Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD and Mac OS X 10.5.6. Should I upload this Mac OS X 10.5.6 DVD ? Do you have this already on your page ? Is Single DVD Leopard install.cdr is Mac OS X 10.5.6 ?

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by PPC_MacGee - 2018, August 30 - 8:42pm

Many if not most of the PPC G4's and G5's can be restored to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger via a 4 or 8 GB USB drive. (Depending on the size of the DMG, No need to "burn" an expensive dual-layer disc). When you format the USB drive make sure you use a Mac Journaled partition with Apple Partition Map selected. (not GUID or MBR as PPC don't/can't recognize them.) Mount the image by double clicking the Tiger OS X DMG. Then using Mac OS X built in Disk Utility right-click the recently CORRECTLY formatted USB Drive you created from above and select "restore from image" (or something like that I'm at work and not in front of my Mac). When restoring the disc image use the image you "mounted" and not the DMG file itself (just seems to work better and not fail the "checksum" part of the restore). It will take quite a while but if it completes it successfully you should be ready to rock. Then boot your Mac while holding down the "option" key and then select the USB drive (hopefully it recognizes it) I have restored multiple PPC Mac's to Tiger using this method. Which includes vintage Macs from G3's, G4's and G5s.

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by speedonl - 2018, June 22 - 2:04pm

After a lot of kernel panics trying to run the installer 10.4.6 (Tiger 4 6.dmg)on my G5 (Powermac 11,2) (Burn a copy on a different system, clone the image to a small partition etc..), the only thing I didn't test was burning a DVD on the G5 burner which has Leopard installed. Went ahead and burned it, then it worked!! Succesfully installed Tiger now..

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by sfp1954 - 2018, June 16 - 1:54pm

Are you sure your target computer can read and boot burnt DL discs?
Not all Apple computers can. Most G4 Powerbooks cannot.

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by NDerTech - 2018, June 16 - 7:04am

OS X Leopard doesn't work Sad
Hopefully I didn't burn too much DL DVDs.
The others OSs work perfectly fine.

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by MacTouch - 2018, May 3 - 6:07pm

Except that is Ctrl-Click instead of Command-Click... Smile

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by Hudi85 - 2018, May 3 - 5:57pm

I burned successfully a bootable Tiger DVD for a PowerBook G4 on a Windows PC this way:

1.: Extract the on a Mac (i used OS X 10.5.8) with the built in unarchiver (don't use 3rd party apps)
2.: Command-Click on the Tiger_4_6.dmg -> Open With -> Disk Utility
3.: In the window Command-Click on the image file -> Convert "Tiger_4_6.dmg"
4.: Now select the destination where to save and the Image Format -> DVD/CD master
5.: You'll get a 3.53GB image file with a CDR extension, which is just a ISO file. So you have to rename it to Tiger_4_6.iso
6.: Now you copy the image file over to a Windows PC and burn it to a DVD-R disc (i used a old TDK DVD-RW @ 2× burn speed) with a decent program (i used Nero 8).
7.: With this method it should boot with the disc flawlessly, i had no problems with the installation. Good luck! Smile

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by yanksrock1000 - 2018, April 29 - 8:35am

Thanks for the reply. I am not exactly sure what was up but I just went for the CD install and it worked perfectly. Now I have Tiger on my clamshell iBook!

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by sfp1954 - 2018, April 22 - 7:02pm

Creating a Tiger DVD in Sierra/High Sierra.
Download the from MEGA using Chrome or Firefox.
Check to make sure the .zip is set to open with "Archive Utility" (Use Get Info).
Double click to unzip. Resulting file should be 2,736,309,106 bytes.

Right click or option click on the .dmg.
Select "Burn Disk Image Tiger... to Disc.
Insert blank DVD-R (don't use DVD+R).
Follow the instructions
Open Toast
Click the Copy Tab.
Choose "Image File" of the three options.
Click select and choose the .dmg file. (Do not double click the .dmg file).
Insert DVD-R blank. Click the red Copy button.

In Mac Help:
To burn a disc image (.dmg file) to a disc, Control-click the disc image file, choose “Burn Disc Image [disc name] to Disc” from the shortcut menu, then follow the instructions.

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by sfp1954 - 2018, April 22 - 1:28pm

Might be easier to use Toast.
I will do some testing and get back to you.

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by lebs229 - 2018, April 21 - 4:55pm

I'm using macOS Sierra.

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by sfp1954 - 2018, April 16 - 8:08pm

How are you extracting from .zip? You must use Apple's built in compress utility.
ie just double click on the .zip file in OSX.
If you've set up a third party app as the default unzip app you'll have to change back to Apple's built in utility.

What machine/OS are you burning it on and does it mount fine on that machine?
Are you using a +R or -R DVD blank?
Not all older Apple combo drives read DVD+R.

You can also use the four CD Tiger set.

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by yanksrock1000 - 2018, April 16 - 6:13pm

This is a great library of software.

I have seen to run into an issue though. I have gone through several DVDs and I can’t seem to make my 10.4.6 dmg bootable. I download it, extract it from zip, and then burn in disk utility. When inserting into my iBook, the optical drive never even spins long enough to tell me it is bootable or that a disc is inserted, it just ejects. The optical drive plays normal DVDs just fine though. When reinserting to my daily Mac, it reads the disk as a Tiger install DVD. Any idea what’s happening? I’ve read some comments about the DMG needing to be locked...not sure if mine was locked when I burned.

Thank you

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by sfp1954 - 2018, April 15 - 4:34pm

What version of OSX are you using?

You MUST burn physical copies of the disk images.
(You can't just copy the .dmg to a CDR).
Double click once in OSX to unzip. Do not use third party utilities.
In older versions of Disk Utility drag the .dmg file into the lower left corner of Disk Utilty.
Click once on it to select.
Insert blank CDR.
Click the BURN button.

Mount the new disc to check. It should have multiple files on it.

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by lebs229 - 2018, April 15 - 2:36pm

So I have no clue how to make an actual Panther/Jaguar bootable disc. Disk Utility (the new one) says that both sets of images aren't bootable. And I've tried the discs on my iMac G3 and it doesn't restart. Any help would be appreciated!

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 19 - 8:05pm

It's a 450. I did get it running again; there was some sort of power problem that I still don't understand but was able to fix (appeared to be some sort of contact short). Same result with Tiger. I'll try what you said!

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by sfp1954 - 2018, February 19 - 2:31pm

Firewire must be built in. If you get the machine running again I would start with an earlier OSX (ie 10.2) and try to upgrade from there. I would not run Tiger on anything less than a 400MHz machine.

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 19 - 12:18am

I actually just got the battery a few weeks ago, but with everything I was doing something could’ve gone haywire. I just replace the entire motherboard. I have no idea why all of a sudden the power stopped working, I was just using it last night.

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by SkyCapt - 2018, February 19 - 12:13am

I edited my last msg so hope your getting all this...
Sounds like maybe you need a pram battery, pram reset, or pmu reset. My Mirror Door G4 runs without any battery, has no clock set on powerup, whereas a weak low voltage battery might choke the system. Your G3 may or may not require a charged battery...

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 18 - 11:56pm

Well I was trying to check into that and now the power won’t even work after I just got the whole thing figured out otherwise. Very frustrating.

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by SkyCapt - 2018, February 19 - 12:06am

@nd2003grad, my Tiger Installer disc says in its system requirements that a Firmware Update on the computer might be necessary to make the install work, and, mactracker says Firmware Update(s) were issued for the B&W pmg3.

Another nagging possibility is the various disc "drivers" were dropped from the disc image, I haven't checked the download. I would use OSX Terminal with the disc mounted then type "diskutil list". Maybe you don't have OSX and need OS9 to perform the same test? My computer G4 can install from discs missing the driver set, but your G3 is so much older that maybe yours needs these drivers. I wouldn't use driverless discs anyway on my G4 because it could let the OS appear to run but have minor detail misbehaviours due to missing disc drivers when installed. One of the OSX install disc driver partitions is in excess of the standard set, the extra partition is named "Apple_Driver_ATAPI" and my Tiger nonspecific DVD has a "4KB" Apple_Driver_ATAPI. It happens a lot that people share copies not containing the driver partitions. I'm not sure how .toast handles them, or the .toast could be an image of a copy, not necessarily the image of an original. Check for them.

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 18 - 9:36pm

That is all correct. I do have a hub and an extension due to logistics on my tower. I'll try with those things directly plugged in and see if that changes anything. Yeah, it works on OS9 and I just want to have x as a supplement.

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by SkyCapt - 2018, February 18 - 9:27pm

The apple logo (grey on white) means booting has successfully left the firmware mode and the media bootloader has begun. But in the time prior to the progress spinner appearing, it's very low level hardware concerned. This could be failing you due to having a weird PCI card installed, or a keyboard/mouse plugged in a hub before plugging into the host USB. Stuff of that sort. Without knowing more about your sys, I assume you have another earlier OS in working order, and you are booting from an optical drive proven to boot other OS installers?

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 18 - 8:40pm

No spinning progress. Just the apple. I'm maxed out at 1G RAM, got the firewire.

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by SkyCapt - 2018, February 18 - 8:31pm

Do you get the spinning progress wheel under apple, or is that blank? Do you have the minimum RAM capacity?, Tiger requires 256MB. Do you have native FireWire ports?, I've heard Tiger requires it, mactracker says B&W G3 ("Power Macintosh" not "PowerMac" yet) has the FireWire. If not, there might be a hacked Tiger Install disc here on mg which bypasses the FW requirement.

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by nd2003grad - 2018, February 18 - 7:43pm

New here....I'm trying like crazy to install this to a second drive on a B/W G3 PPC. When I turn the computer on with the disk (Tiger #1) in, I get the Apple Logo and nothing else...ever. Am I doing something wrong?

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by tommactom - 2018, February 9 - 7:12pm

Hi sfp1954, double-clicking did not help at first. Probably I had allowed keka to take over and it became the default "open with" application.
But your tipp triggered the right moves: I changed the default "open with" app to Tiger's BOMArchiveHelper.application and voila – everything works just fine. The file is ok, then. Cheers and
thank you very much!

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by sfp1954 - 2018, February 9 - 2:07pm

If double clicking on the .zip file in OSX fails then the issue is with the file.
That is the ONLY way to unzip the file.
Third party/PC programs will not work, as OSX does it's own special thing with files that large.

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by tommactom - 2018, February 8 - 11:51am

I have downloaded the zip-files for 10.5 from both servers. I cannot unzip them, neither in unarchiver nor by using the unzip command in terminal.
Unzip gives me this error message:
"Archive: /Volumes/…/ End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive. unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /Volumes/…/ or /Volumes/…/, and cannot find /Volumes/…/, period."
My browsers fail to cope with mega so that road is closed to me. Any help would be appreciated.

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by sfp1954 - 2018, February 6 - 4:26pm

Sorry. I guess I should have mentioned that in general PPCs cannot boot from external USB hard drives, USB sticks or optical drives (CD/DVD). You must use SCSI or Firewire. There are ways around this for later PPCs (1999? and later), but it requires booting into open firmware.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, February 6 - 6:15am

It depends on the computer model - some Macs can boot of external drives, some can't.

It also depends on the drive - some older drives (internal or external) can't read re-writable CDs, and some even older drives can't read writable CDs either.

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by jackrhodes2107 - 2018, February 6 - 4:53am

WOAH HOLD UP! I just got it to work on my PowerMac G3!!! This whole time I was trying to get it to boot off an external Read and Write burner because my iMac DV's internal burner is broke. So I guess that means you can’t boot off an external usb burner. THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS IS AWESOME!!!

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by jackrhodes2107 - 2018, February 6 - 2:42am

I got on my PPC iMac G5 running Leopard and downloaded Toast 6 and I followed all of sfp1954's steps and it still did not work I'm lost but so far I do appreciate everyones help so far.

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, February 6 - 1:58am

Depending on what hardware / emulation you have, these are already here:

Most Toast images can also be mounted on the Desktop or burnt to disc using Disk Utility already included with Mac OS X.

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by jackrhodes2107 - 2018, February 6 - 1:35am

Wait so what you are saying for the .toast files is that I have to go out and buy a copy of Roxio Toast?

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by sfp1954 - 2018, February 5 - 11:38pm

You must burn to CD to use. DVD for 10.4.6, Dual Layer DVD for Leopard

.toast.sit files can be used in either OS 9 or OSX. files are for Apple Disk Utility in OSX (Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility).

I prefer to either use 9.2.2 or 10.2 - 10.6.8.

Download file(s).
Double click to decompress.
For .toast files: Simply drag and drop into Toast and hit burn.
Or open Toast, use the COPY tab, select IMAGE FILE, select the .toast file, hit the BURN button. Do NOT mount the image and try to copy it using Toast. It will NOT be bootable.

In OSX with Disk Utility you can burn either .dmg or .toast files.
Open Disk Utility. Drag the file into the lower left of the window and click once to select.
Hit the BURN button.

So for the files all you need is OSX. No third party apps needed.

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by jackrhodes2107 - 2018, February 5 - 10:37pm

I really want to use these files and I love how they are all gathered in one place but please can someone tell me how to actually use these??? I want to make a bootable cd or usb out of them and I want to know if I need disk Utility or some other 3rd party sources. Thanks

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by Nana - 2017, November 27 - 10:03pm

Nothing on OS X matters at all. All preserved long ago on Intel Mac.
It was a total lack of understanding on my part as I thought I was doing a clean install. I only picked the archive version of install because I thought it was needed for OS9.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, November 21 - 10:33pm

Hi Nana, that the files you are trying to preserve are for Classic Mac OS 9, you should be able to perform a clean install of OS X Tiger, without damaging or losing your OS 9 installed files. A clean install of OS X would replace the earlier version of OS X that you have, but leave the OS 9 install intact.

Are you able to back up all of your current files that you wish to keep, to an external hard drive (just in case things don't work out)?

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by Nana - 2017, November 20 - 10:34pm

Panic over about the CD-R s , people were making such a fuss about using them that I had the idea they were hard to get. No problem they are easy to buy.