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OSX_10.0_Internal.cdr_.sit (462.25 MB)
MD5: 6cd09d45048422c479b2f49e0e244170
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (433.46 MB)
MD5: 50b36e9ed9461290c3f3bd903d0d9e99
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacOS_10_0_3.toast_.sit (429.25 MB)
MD5: 8db9d7211b661079922e75dfdcc6ee14
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (19.13 MB)
MD5: e8c7e571176f2d9b24fd86d82ba58a18
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (153.73 MB)
MD5: 2daca61f593e8aa8c2e919f07e9e20a9
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacOS_10_1.toast_.sit (476.89 MB)
MD5: ef314ce083a6bad6b7d80a3162d11e99
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Mac_OSX_10_1_3.toast_.sit (502.28 MB)
MD5: 1861722ab4c6e03532d73ea5761f50c9
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (44.55 MB)
MD5: 5a9539ac207e96f53cc3f6ab6284d50e
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MB)
MD5: 86758d1abdd5b231945eaea52c4359e5
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
iMovie2.toast_.sit (166.08 MB)
MD5: 83b7e4780ad18b0a7e27e0b126ff6628
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (119.60 MB)
MD5: 666cfbc87857cd1fba85695fbf453739
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DTools_10_1.toast_.sit (180.58 MB)
MD5: 4b2bbd8c5d8b1a90b118cb1d56a24f04
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_CD1.toast_.sit (450.12 MB)
MD5: ef7255205d56b13e910d51b73235ebdc
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_CD2.toast_.sit (325.29 MB)
MD5: 2a0f0c717b7525938850a4376dd720f6
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_Update.toast_.sit (109.23 MB)
MD5: af45811a6ef2c853585fb36ba9b59438
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (96.40 MB)
MD5: 2026c80444fb1ef7d6bd898dc0d002a2
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DTools_10_2.toast_.sit (278.14 MB)
MD5: c05d6b6058b75e917ac82b20f18f6423
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (483.15 MB)
MD5: 1d42f24382f6d0236dda6dfa8d01f4e1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (590.44 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (192.61 MB)
MD5: 1a63316e89c932ed9cc1e844a1cc41d1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacOSXUpdateCombo10.3.8.dmg (99.25 MB)
MD5: d85414520900c2c2dee746dbc7ee0a88
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (580.15 MB)
MD5: e29dc53f6e99fb951b0ef5def39f8323
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (627.45 MB)
MD5: ddb8e19606e1c14ab2c6e3e4073c0afe
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (2.50 GB)
MD5: e8faee610e3c6aa5fdff5fc2bd26a776
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (433.84 MB)
MD5: 387f9d4c5819199c2089ab4f702248b1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (575.86 MB)
MD5: 036cff3a5c11cbd89558f64e3d5f099c
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (585.43 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (171.70 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (745.04 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (2.54 GB)
MD5: 8a4633d7747ab3689d981973719306be
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (6.40 GB)
MD5: a8e483978ebc60c78a5a0170f476e00a
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Mac_OS_X_Leopard_10.5.6.iso (7.07 GB)
MD5: a1fe29041127623a92610c2572dd63bc
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (755.67 MB)
MD5: 606d451f55f3773dbf2ec3accb07e039
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (578.23 MB)
MD5: 33c7cfafb2560632e66a4e8a64e9cf1a
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr (4.38 GB)
MD5: 197bbb5360975155fa2a448fc030be0c
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
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 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.

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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.

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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 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?


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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

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 ?