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OSX_10.0_Internal.cdr_.sit (462.25 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#2
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Mac_OS_X_Cheetah_CD.dmg_.zip (433.46 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#3
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MacOS_10_0_3.toast_.sit (429.25 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#4
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Combo10_0_4.dmg_.zip (19.13 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#5
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March2001DevToolsCD.dmg_.zip (153.73 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#6
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MacOS_10_1.toast_.sit (476.89 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#7
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Mac_OSX_10_1_3.toast_.sit (502.28 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#8
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Combo10.1.5.dmg_.zip (44.55 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#9
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iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#10
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iMovie2.toast_.sit (166.08 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#11
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iTunes3.toast_.zip (119.60 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#12
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DTools_10_1.toast_.sit (180.58 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#13
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Jaguar_CD1.toast_.sit (450.12 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#14
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Jaguar_CD2.toast_.sit (325.29 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#15
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Jaguar_Update.toast_.sit (109.23 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#16
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Combo10_2_8.dmg_.zip (96.40 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#17
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DTools_10_2.toast_.sit (278.14 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#18
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Panther_CD1.toast_.zip (483.15 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#19
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Panther_CD2.toast_.zip (590.44 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#20
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Panther_CD3.toast_.zip (192.61 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#21
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MacOSXUpdateCombo10.3.8.dmg (99.25 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#22
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Panther_Xcode_Tools.toast_.zip (580.15 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#23
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Jaguar_Panther_Updates.toast_.zip (627.45 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#24
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pantherappleint.cdr_.zip (2.50 GB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#25
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Tiger_CD1.toast_.zip (433.84 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#26
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Tiger_CD2.toast_.zip (575.86 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#27
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Tiger_CD3.toast_.zip (585.43 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#28
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Tiger_CD4.toast_.zip (171.70 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#29
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Tiger_Updates.dmg_.zip (745.04 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#30
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Tiger_4_6.dmg_.zip (2.54 GB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#31
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Leopard_10_5_4.dmg_.zip (6.40 GB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#32
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Mac_OS_X_Leopard_10.5.6.iso (7.07 GB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#33
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Leopard_10_5_8_Up.dmg_.zip (755.67 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#34
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Mac_OS_X_Release_Candidate.zip (578.23 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#35
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Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr (4.38 GB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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MACOSX-ReadBeforeYouInstall.pdf
Emulation
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)

Tiger_4_6.dmg.zip

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)

Leopard_10_5_4.dmg.zip

Download from Mega

Mac OS 10.5.6 DVD - (Download #32)

Mac OS 10.5.8 Update - (Download #33)

Leopard_10_5_8_Up.dmg.zip
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.

History:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_version_history#Releases
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

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)

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Nana's picture
by Nana - 2017, November 21 - 10:27pm

Would this G3 iBook go on the internet as described here ? I am worried about running out of CD-R discs before I get the downloads sorted out.
Create a FireWire Network
FireWire can also be used as a networking interface. How do you go about that? Simply use your "Network" preferences pane, in the System Preferences application and check the "Built-In FireWire" port in the "Network Port Configuration" list. Then, link your devices together as you would with regular Ethernet cable and you're free to go; just make sure that both devices are configured to use FireWire as a networking interface, or you won't go very far.
Bought new CD-Rs in case mine were too old. Made 4 new Tiger discs. The process said "Checking your installation CD," etc but still get message
"You cannot upgrade this version of Mac OS X"

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by Nana - 2017, November 20 - 9:44pm

Reburned OS X 10.4 and CD booted, -checked installation CD - next window "Preparing the disk" then window said "Errors in installing the software." and "please try installing again" and offered a Restart button -so I tried again I am back again at the language installation page . Help.
Different apple advice says I can install on Mac OS X 10.1 and another that I can only install Tiger on MAC OS X 10.2 . Could this be my problem ? Have I burnt the incorrect version of Tiger ?

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by fehervaria - 2017, October 1 - 11:52am

Ciao Gazza, Smile
were you able to solve your problem? Sorry for the late question, I just read your problem now. If you need I can burn the Tiger CDs for you and send it to you. (I can test'em as well before send on a G4 iMac) I am also in Italy.
Ciao

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by Gazza - 2017, August 22 - 4:03pm

Nope, i'm from Italy Sad thanks anyway, i really appreciate! I will try to burn it on Win with ImgBurn and let's see what happens. I think i will give a try with CDs burning, just to be 100% sure

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by sfp1954 - 2017, August 22 - 3:52pm

If you're in the USA I would be happy to burn and test a DVD copy of Tiger and the mail it to you.
Just private message me.

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by Gazza - 2017, August 22 - 1:01pm

"Are you using a DVD+R or a DVD-R blank? (Hopefully not a DL).
A DVD-R would be best for G4 machines.
Are you sure the iMac has a DVD and not a CR-R drive?
Even if you're sure it is a DVD drive it's possible for them to fail such that they read CDs but not DVDs."

Hi @sfp1954 (sorry for late reply). I'm using a DVD-R. I'm pretty sure my iMac has a DVD drive because inside the box there are both the 4CDs and the DVD restore: if i put the "first" CD nothing happens and iMac doesn't boot up, if i put the DVD the iMac correctly boots from DVD and installs OS X 10.2. (I would also underline that over the CDs i read "eMac", whereas on the DVD i read iMac). Anyway, i didn't still try to burn with a Windows PC. In this case, which would be the correct steps to burn the image after i downloaded it? Thanks again for your help

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 20 - 10:55pm

@tunacleaner: Shame about the wasted DL DVD's. I also made a few "coasters" trying to get a working burn. I did manage to get one tho', after some failures. Those trials are outlined throughout this thread.

However, in another discussion here it was discovered that it's possible to copy the Leopard .dmg to a USB thumb drive and install from that. It was also pointed out that its also possible to strip some of the content from the .dmg (re-build it) and burn it to a single layer DVD, then install from that.

You might like to skim through that discussion for some alternative pointers that may be helpful.

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by tunacleaner - 2017, August 20 - 8:31pm

Well I'm about to give up on this. I've gone through about $30 worth of DL DVDs trying to burn that Leopard_10_5_4.dmg_.zip image and they've all failed. Downloaded the file several times and they all have the same md5. Extracted with built-in archiver tool, locked the file in Get Info (cmd+i), and then burned in Disk Utility. I've done this on several different Macs using both the built-in DVD drives and a known working USB DVD Drive.

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by os9er - 2017, August 18 - 4:01am

I'll download it at school, as my home WiFi is data-capped... I'll try it and let you know what happens.

Also, SkyCapt, I burned the first CD image of the 4-disc 10.4.0 set.

I have a DVD of 10.4.0 that came with a Mac Mini G4/1.42, but when I tried to install that, it said "BaseSystem cannot be installed on this computer." Same thing when I tried to install the packages from the aforementioned CD image manually. And, as well, the first image of the 4-disc 10.3.0 "Panther" set worked perfectly when burned to a DVD rather than a CD.

EDIT: For some reason the download didn't quite complete, I'll try again some other time... And also, XPostFacto doesn't work properly either.

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by sfp1954 - 2017, August 16 - 2:40am

If your machine can read DVDs burn the full 10.4.6 Tiger DVD.
Mac OS 10.4.6 DVD - (Download #30)

A CD image is going to have a bootable CD driver, so I would not expect it to work when burned to a DVD.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, August 16 - 2:38am

Hello os9er. Did u burn the #25 Tiger 10.4.0 or the #30 Tiger 10.4.6 ? The disc IS booting, no-platform-driver is a common err for mismatched disc type to machine type. Your hardware "officially" supports Tiger. Maybe try burning the other #25 vs #30, or hunt for a machine-specific (gray) disc, or as last resort applying "XPostFacto" should work.

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by os9er - 2017, August 16 - 2:09am

Hi all,

For some reason the Tiger "Install Disc 1" doesn't work for me. I burned it to a blank DVD (because DVDs are the only blank optical media I have at the moment), popped it into my 500 MHz Pismo PowerBook, and got a kernel panic saying "Unable to find driver for this platform: PowerBook3,1". Can anyone help me with this?

P.S. I burned the disc using imgBurn in Windows; could that have something to do with it?

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by sfp1954 - 2017, August 14 - 12:40am

You still need to burn the DL DVD.
Will only work if you can boot off the DVD via sharing. Something I've never tried.
If all the machines have firewire you could also put the one that reads the dual DVD into target mode (boot while holding down T) and use it as an eternal DVD drive. Just make sure you don't connect the two machines until the one is in target mode, and make sure you dismount the external drive/machine and disconnect the firewire cable before rebooting the target mode machine. Otherwise you can fry the firewire ports.

You could also install on one machine and then clone to the other two hard drives using target mode and Apple Disk Utility.

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by tunacleaner - 2017, August 13 - 9:42pm

OK, so let me get this straight. I have the following apple products: PowerBook 5,1", "PowerBook 5,9", and "iMac PowerMac12,1"

I want to install OSX Leopard 10.5.4 on all of them using the zipped DMG provided above. In order to do this, I need to burn that DMG to a dual layer DVD? What about using a second Mac with DVD Sharing software and a firewire cable?

Thanks

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by MacTouch - 2017, August 6 - 6:19pm

It's the same as the first DL, but with one folder with some programs specifically added only for the Apple staff's at the beginning...

Ah, and thanks to fogWraith for this one. Smile

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by themacthing - 2017, August 6 - 5:12pm
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anyone know what "mac os x release candidate" is?

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by sfp1954 - 2017, August 2 - 8:45pm

Are you using a DVD+R or a DVD-R blank? (Hopefully not a DL).
A DVD-R would be best for G4 machines.
Are you sure the iMac has a DVD and not a CR-R drive?
Even if you're sure it is a DVD drive it's possible for them to fail such that they read CDs but not DVDs.

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by Gazza - 2017, August 2 - 12:13pm

Hi guys, first of all you SAVED my life doing this site! Secondly, i follow the instructions described by other users about how to burn a bootable DVD for Tiger:
- unzip the file
- lock the .dmg (cmd + i and check the "locked" option)
- burn the .dmg (right click + burn to DVD because i'm on Sierra)
The fact is on my MacBook Pro it correctly shows up the Tiger installation on the just burnt DVD but obviously i can't proceed with the installaiton. If i put the DVD inside my iMac G4 than after 1/2 mins it eject it without doing nothing. Am i missing something? Do i need to open the .dmg file and than burn the "extracted" file? My iMac G4 can read DVDs (i just restored Jaguar 10.2 using the DVD contained in the original box) and it's the "iMac (Flat Panel)". Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers!

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 20 - 12:51pm

For the anecdote, there is an Apple's artificial restriction in Mac OS X. As not supported by them until Panther, DVD+R cannot be mounted on previous versions like others types of DVD. I don't know if DVD+R DL are affected...

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 20 - 1:53am

@jesse: With regards to the Leopard 10.5.4 zipped .dmg image. As well as the good advice on extracting the image using the Mac OS zip utility and ensuring the image is locked as soon as you extract it plus the minimum spec advice already given. Also I found with this image that:

It is a good image and does work as a bootable disk when written back to DL DVD media. But I also found it to be very particular when writing it back to DVD. In fact I made several "coasters" in the process, but eventually I picked one method that worked (where both Toast & ImgBurn had failed on this one) for me:

  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.

I notice in an earlier post made by sfp1954, he mentions that DVD+R DL on G4 Aluminum Powerbooks cannot read a burnt dual layer +R. and when installing Leopard on those machines he usually has to use a full size external DVD drive for the install.

So if your G4 PowerBook is in that category, you may not be able to use writable DVD+R DL media and should look at using the external approach.

I was able to boot up Leopard 10.5.4 to an iBook G4 using DVD+R DL media OK. That didn't seem to be a problem for the iBook, only getting a good burn was an issue for me, initially.

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by sfp1954 - 2017, July 17 - 11:04pm

Is your Powerbook at least 867MHz? That's the minimum.
Are you using the alt key at startup to select the Leopard disc?

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 17 - 9:44pm

If not already done, u need to lock (in the "Get info" window) the image just after unzipping it & before burn it to make it bootable. Obviously, the "Get info" window is accessible on a Mac. Smile

[EDIT] For informations, what is your model of Pbook G4 ?

jesse's picture
by jesse - 2017, July 17 - 6:34pm

My PowerBook G4 can read the disc but it doesn't boot from it.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2017, July 13 - 12:06am

You must use OSX unzip/decompress.

jesse's picture
by jesse - 2017, July 12 - 11:17pm

Can someone test the Leopard 10.5.4 file? The ZIP appears to be corrupt when I try to open it using 7Zip.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, July 9 - 1:43pm

De nada. I can recommend u ImgBurn to burn images. Smile

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by macanalista - 2017, July 9 - 12:14pm

Hola, gracias. I had been able to install panther in the past using XPostFacto, but I bought those CDs ready made. So you say .img no good? Is a WinPC able to recognise and burn the .toast images? They came compressed as .dmg originally. Many thanks

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 9 - 11:45am

Hola,

Not sure that .img is the best way to create a bootable volume for Mac OS X. Otherwise, I remember, a long time ago, I was constrained to boot from an external CDRW drive for installing Panther & Tiger with XPostFacto on my Beige G3. Sad

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by macanalista - 2017, July 9 - 11:10am

Hi all, I've been trying to record some system installation images on CDs without success. These are 3 Panther images which came as .toast, I converted the images to .img as I read somewhere using Disk Utility in OS 9.2.2 and as I have no CDRW drive went to a cyber where were recorded on CDs But when I put them on the CDReader in my beige G3 and open XpostFacto it say the CD is not bootable. I have 2 beige g3s and soon I'll acquire an MDD so I'll need to be able to record MacOS on discs. Since I live in Mendoza-Argentina I'm so far from civilisation that turns to be too difficult to get anything made by no-one. ¿Can anybody help please? I tried too many times in different ways but no luck.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 2 - 11:04pm

As a known disliker of over long pages, I would not mind if this page was split into two (or three). Hard to tell where to draw the line. After 10.3 maybe, as than came Intel?

@24bit: I'm thinking separate pages for 10.0x, 10.1x, 10.2x, 10.3x, 10.4x, 10.5x, etc, etc,; would be more agreeable to my sense of aesthetics and the ease of sifting through jetsam.

But, you know what an awful and tedious task that would entail Tongue

(For those who don't know the details; Currently, once a file is uploaded to a page here, it cannot be moved easily to another location. And unless you are the original uploader, an uploaded file has to be manually downloaded and then re-uploaded to any new page's location.)

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 2 - 4:45pm

Hi 24bit Wink

I would not mind if this page was split into two (or three)

If u are talking about the pages "Mac OS X for...", there is this one & another for Intel. There is a link above for that one. Also, u have a link on the top right to see the list of all pages and called :

games uploaded so far

Hard to tell where to draw the line. After 10.3 maybe, as than came Intel?

You can read this from the website Wikipedia :

On January 10, 2006, Apple released the first Intel-based Macs along with the 10.4.4 update to Tiger

As u may know, the first system Intel only is Mac OS X 10.6...

Thanks for your upload, anyway. Smile

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by 24bit - 2017, July 2 - 4:04pm
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Added 10.0 Internal.
From the CD image: ProductBuildVersion 4K78, ProductName Mac OS X, ProductVersion 10.0.

As a known disliker of over long pages, I would not mind if this page was split into two (or three).
Hard to tell where to draw the line. After 10.3 maybe, as than came Intel?

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by MeekAndroid - 2017, June 3 - 11:36pm

this is awesome, downloaded OS/X Tiger and burned it to CD and was able to resurrect my system

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by fogWraith - 2017, May 25 - 2:59pm

I've downloaded from main, mirror, mega and with the same error message under OS X 10.7.5 /w The Unarchiver 3.11.1.

The built-in Archive Utility unpacks everything fine.

So it would seem the issue lies with The Unarchiver in this case.

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by Rokkun - 2017, May 25 - 2:52pm

I tried to download Leopard iso 4 times now and I can't extract it because the "archive is incomplete". Any tip? I tried with Keka and The Unarchiver.

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by MacTouch - 2017, April 18 - 12:47pm

The other way for using a Tiger disc on Intel is to modify a specific oem version...

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by Troyd - 2017, April 17 - 10:44pm

The only retail version of 10.4.6 (or any version of Tiger for that matter) for Intel is Mac OS X Server (10.4.7), which was issued in Universal format. All other retail versions, server or standalone are PPC only. The only other way to get an Intel version is to obtain the grey install discs that shipped with your Intel Mac computers or servers.

Retail Leopard was Universal, requiring a DL-DVD because of the amount of code for both platforms.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, April 17 - 10:07pm

Install DVD 10.4.6 is for PPC-only, but on it is Developer Xcode Tools v2.2.1 which happens to be fully Universal PPC+Intel. 10.4.6 does exist for Intel Macs, this download just ain't that.

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by bertyboy - 2017, April 6 - 7:02am

Mmm, now I find this. I, too, burned many DVD-R DL coasters trying to copy my one good disc.
In the end I created a bootable firewire install drive from my 3rd gen iPod and have used that until recently - now use a clean installed 230GB drive, that I CCC to any other drive that needs a bootable 10.5 on it. Not perfect, as the master was created on a PMG5 with dual ethernet, all the Macs who get a 10.5 disk from this one think they have dual ethernet too. Smile

I shall be trying Disk Utility again tonight.

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by MacTouch - 2017, April 5 - 7:24pm

@rusmuscat

I suspect another kind of problem on your Mac. If any of the advices provided by me or MikeTomTom shouldn't works, then, you could try to boot on the DVD while holding "Command" & "v" keys. You should see some boot process lines on your screen. If you may note the lasts lines & report to us, this will be useful for helping you...

Also, I have two questions (looks trivial, but they could be important for us) :

1) On which machine are you burning your disks ?
2) Could you try to boot with these disks on another compatible Mac you own ?

Yes, you have a strange issue, but not specifically rare... I hope that me or Mike will find a final solution to solve this.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, April 6 - 5:49am

Hi, I just dload'd the 10th thing iMovie2.toast and found it is the OS9 version 2.0.1 not for OSX, probably not even for Classic Env so maybe it doesn't belong here. It already has its own page so this is redundant. I do have iMovie v2.1.0 for OSX, I don't see v2 for OSX anywhere on the garten. Apple made separate iMovie2 programs OS9 vs OSX (not a single carbon app), v2.1 for OSX .app dated March 21 2001.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 5 - 6:16am

@rusmscat: There's a couple of things you could try:

1). Boot the Mac up with the DVD in the drive, while holding down the Alt/Option key on your keyboard. You should see icons for your current boot drive and the DVD, appear in roughly center of the screen (then release the Alt/Option key). Wait until the mouse cursor changes from a watch icon to an arrowhead, then click the DVD icon to select it, then click the button in the lower right of the screen (has a right-pointing arrow). This should boot up to the DVD (if it actually is a bootable CD/DVD).

2). With the Mac already booted up to the System on your HD, have the System install DVD mounted; Open "System Preferences" choose "Startup Disk". If the DVD has a bootable system on it, its name should appear in Startup Disk, if it's there, choose its name and click Restart. Hold the "C" key down as it reboots. Hopefully this will force the Mac to start up on the install DVD's System.

Step 1 should work. Try step 2 if it fails. HTH.

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by rusmuscat - 2017, April 5 - 5:29am

@MikeTomTom
Today I finally got around to trying to boot from the disk I burned as per your instructions.
And I got some really bizarre behavior. After the start up chime (holding down C) the optical drive does its thing, like it's trying to start up from the DVD, the grey screen appears with the spinning gear and then... the screen goes black and the PowerBook basically dies. Nothing, nada. You have to hold down the start up button for a long time until it gives the beep and starts up again. Once I ejected the DVD, it goes to starting up normally from the installed OS on the hard drive.
So the good news is that I have a computer with an OS Tiger that will allow me to access my old files under OS 9. The bad news is that I evidently have no bootable install disk for Tiger, should I ever need it again.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, March 29 - 3:15am

first locked the unarchived .dmg then converted it to a .cdr format

@rusmuscat: Your 1st mistake?

There was no need to convert the .dmg to .cdr, and that process is likely what wrote to the image destroying it's "bootability".

You only needed to extract, then lock the .dmg - Then drag the locked .dmg into left-side list of the "Disk Utility's" window, select it's name in the list, then click the Burn button near the top of the Disk Utility's" window.

I have since DL'd "Tiger_4_6.dmg__0.zip" (from the US mirror, link) to test.
MD5 checksum: 8a4633d7747ab3689d981973719306be *Tiger_4_6.dmg__0.zip

I extracted the zip using the built-in OS X "Archive Utility.app" and immediately locked the .dmg once extracted. I also burned the .dmg as described above, using Disk Utility. My test Mac is a G4 iBook, which it boots up to without a problem.

Anyway, glad to see that you're getting somewhere via an alternative route.

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 29 - 2:11am

OK, now finally, a good report. While I couldn't get the OS X Installer on the .cdr disk to work the way it's supposed to (see my previous post), I was able to outfox it by going to System/Installation/Packages/ and clicking on the OSInstall.mpkg file. This launched the installation and after setting my Tiger partition as the startup disk, the computer launched into Tiger! Yay!
This little workaround -- clicking on OSInstall.mpkg -- is the most valuable piece of advice I've found... next to the Macintoshgarden website.
Thanks to everyone who tried to help!

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 29 - 1:06am

I wish I had a good progress report to make. I re-burned the 10.4.6 system install disk according to instructions given below -- first locked the unarchived .dmg then converted it to a .cdr format, resulting in a 3.7 GB file.
Tried to boot from it. Same thing happens as before. If I try to boot from it, the boot fails and computer boots into Leopard instead.
If I then click on the Install OS X icon, and click the restart button, same thing happens -- computer restarts and boots into Leopard.
Perhaps what I really need is that original 10.4.2 OS that this computer came with pre-installed.
But why am I able to boot from 10.5.8 disk, and is it possible to get a 'universal' 10.4.x disk from the Macintosh Garden?

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, March 29 - 12:07am

@rusmuscat: If this model came with 10.4.2 pre-installed then you will need a bootable install that has 10.4.2 or newer. The 10.4.6 DVD image should be fine for this Mac. Do remember to lock the image as soon as you extract it from the archive and before you do anything else with it, such as mount it in the Finder, or burn it to DVD.

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by MacTouch - 2017, March 29 - 12:10am

If It comes with 10.4.2, so you cannot boot from a precedent version, as your machine was sold with the current system in the same time.

Now, I hope u will solve this issue soon. Smile

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 28 - 11:54pm

I looked up the serial number of my PBG4 and based on the lookup, mine is the 5,9 model (though the Info says hard disk capacity is only 93.16 GB), and this model came with 10.4.2 preinstalled. (I finally found a 10.3.2 disk -- also labeled Power Book G4, but it would not start up from that.) So now the task is to try and re-burn the downloaded Mac OS 10.4, using the various other hints provided on the forum.

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by MacTouch - 2017, March 28 - 12:40pm

@ rusmuscat

May be the disk image you are trying to burn cannot boot from the DVD for one good reason... I have noticed that this image appears very compressed. About 2.7 GB instead of 3.7 GB for normal disk. I am thinking that perhaps your DVD burned contains files compressed that cannot be read by your Mac. Could you try to convert the downloaded image into ".cdr" format before burning it ? If you are using Apple Disk Utility, when you drag the image on it (or open directly with), select the image, then click the "Convert" button (if not present, you can find it on the menus), name the file & select the "Master/DVD" format instead of "Compressed" format, then click the "Save" button. Let your Mac doing the job for a while. Remember that you need large blank space for this operation. When it's finished, try to burn the new ".cdr" image of Tiger on a DVD disk. And try to boot your Mac with it. Let us know if this procedure works for you. Thanks.

MacTouch

[EDIT] For informations, there is a link about Apple disk images :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Disk_Image

This could be useful for anyone who needs understanding... Smile