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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MB)
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iMovie2.toast_.sit (166.08 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_CD1.toast_.sit (450.12 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_CD2.toast_.sit (325.29 MB)
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jaguar_Update.toast_.sit (109.23 MB)
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[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 jesse - 2017, July 17 - 6:34pm

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

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by sfp1954 - 2017, July 13 - 12:06am

You must use OSX unzip/decompress.

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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.

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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


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

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


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

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 "" (from the US mirror, link) to test.
MD5 checksum: 8a4633d7747ab3689d981973719306be *

I extracted the zip using the built-in OS X "Archive" 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.


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

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

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by bertyboy - 2017, March 28 - 7:52am

Ah, the 100GB disk model is 5.7, the 120GB disk model is 5.9 -

If it really is 5.7,
10.4 should be good, without 10.3 first.
If it is 5.9,
we need to find a suitable version of 10.4.x. We might be able to make an educated guess at your minimum version of 10.4 from the manufacture date, from the first 6 or so digits of the serial on the PBG4. Or you can look it up on everymac also -

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 28 - 6:29am

It's definitely the 17-inch model with the 100GB hard disk, not the 120GB. Model 5.9, I think (the computer's at the office right now, and I'm writing this from home, so I can't provide more info.). I bought it used, less than a year old, and I can't believe I would have bought it without the system disks, but that was over 10 years ago, so anything's possible Smile Come to think of it, it could have come with Panther. Here I've been looking for Tiger install disks, and I've got a bunch of them sitting on the shelf from various machines... but not this one!
Thanks for all the tips. If I burn a 'locked' 10.4 install disk, will it install, or do I have to get the Panther first, and then upgrade to Tiger?

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by MacTouch - 2017, March 26 - 4:36pm

@ rusmuscat

Well, the "circle symbol" means that the DVD is bootable, but, probably, not compatible with your machine. So, I think you're ok in burning the disc. The problem is, may be, in your hardware configuration. So, as Bertyboy suggests it, can you describe it in detail just for us ? This will help us to give you the suitable(s) advice(s). Thanks.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, March 26 - 10:32am

I got a grey screen with a circle and a line through it. What does that mean? I would seem that there's some kind of problem A) with the OS 10.4 dmg on your site; B) with the way I burned the DVD from the download.

As soon as you extract the .dmg from the archive, check to make certain it is locked. If it isn't locked, lock it immediately. Start Disk Utility and drag the locked .dmg into the lower left pane of the Disk Utility window, to add it's name to the list of disk file names. Click its name to highlight it and click the Burn button. Insert a DVD to burn to, if requested.

If the .dmg you used wasn't locked before you burned it to DVD, discard it, its no longer usable as a boot disk image. Start over, as described above.

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by bertyboy - 2017, March 26 - 8:20am

Presuming that you are trying to install on your 17" PBG4.
Which model is it ?
I have one of the second-to-last generation models, bought in London 2 days after they were announced, came with OSX 10.3.7 and a 100GB disk (now replaced with a 320GB disk).
Is yours the same ?
Or is it the last gen ? came with a 120GB disk, dual layer dvd burner, extra hi-def display, etc ? requires a minimum OSX 10.4.2 (at release) ?

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 26 - 5:50am

Thanks for the response.

Here's my update. The Tiger install disk I burned from the .dmg I downloaded from your site mounts just fine, but the computer won't boot from it. Restarting from it just dumps me back into Leopard.

So I found this:
As the article suggests, I found and ran the OSInstall.mpkg, the installation ran fine, and everything seemed to install OK. But...

...when I tried to boot from this new installation, I got a grey screen with a circle and a line through it. What does that mean? I would seem that there's some kind of problem A) with the OS 10.4 dmg on your site; B) with the way I burned the DVD from the download.

Any thoughts or hints?

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by bertyboy - 2017, March 24 - 8:33pm

Or go with the Tiger CD images.

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by MacTouch - 2017, March 24 - 2:06pm


May be you have to reinitialize the P-RAM, also called the zap-pram. Simply hold the "Command" + "Option" + "P" + "R" keys when you restart & wait for 3 or 4 scheme sounds. Then, try another attempt with the DVD of Tiger. Let us know if it works for you...

[EDIT] Also, if it doesn't works for you, you can try to boot directly on the DVD by hold the "c" key on startup to force your Mac to boot from it. If nothing works as expected, simply open system preferences, then "startup" to looking for the boot drives. Then, you have two options :

1. The Tiger DVD appears next to your actual boot drive. Just select it & click the "restart" button below. It must boot from it. If not, may be your DVD is corrupted or incorrect. So, read the second option...

2. The Tiger DVD doesn't appears on the "startup" window. The DVD has not been burned correctly or is corrupted. In this case, you have to burn another one. But, be careful, the disc must be "bootable" to work properly with your Mac. I can recommend you Toast. Choose a properly version for your system & especially a compatible with the drive you're using for burning.

Hang in there & if you need anothers advices, just ask us for it. Thanks.

Kind regards,

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by rusmuscat - 2017, March 24 - 2:40am

My trusty old PowerPC Tower died (suspect power supply), so I had to bring an old 17-inch PowerPC laptop out of mothballs because I need a computer that is OS9-capable (Classic is OK). I cannot find the original installation disks that came with this machine, but I do have a Leopard install disk. So I initialized my hard disk, partitioned it (just like I had on the tower) -- one for Leopard and one for Tiger, downloaded the Mac OS 10.4.6 DVD from this site and burned it onto a DVD.

Everything seems ready to reinstall Tiger with Classic, but whenever I click on the Install Mac OS icon on the 10.4 disk, I get the big grey X screen and a button that says RESTART to begin installation. When I hit restart, it tries momentarily to boot from the DVD but then changes its mind and boots into 10.5.8, and we're right back where we started from.

How can I simply get the Installer to install from the 10.4.6 disk without having to hit that Restart button?

Thanks for any insights.

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by algarcia - 2017, March 4 - 6:34pm

I love that this site exists. For real. I lost my Jaguar CDs and have been looking at torrent sites with no luck because there were no seeders. Thanks a lot!

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by sfp1954 - 2016, November 18 - 5:28pm

Any G4 should be able to run Tiger although I recommend at least 512MB of RAM. 768MB seems to be the sweet spot. How much RAM so you have installed?
256MB is the "official" minimum requirement.

If you have the files as .toast files on a Windows machine download imgburn, change the extensions to ".iso" and try re-burning just Disk 1 and see if it boots.

Or if you can burn CDs on the G4 copy the .toast files to the G4 and download Toast 5.

If the disk is burned correctly it should show up in 9.2.2 with an "Install" icon inside the disk.

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by John The Hat - 2016, November 18 - 5:09pm

I am having trouble with these. Simply extracting (in linux) & renaming doesn't work. The install hangs, presumably because it has lost it's fork file. I Can't burn on the Mac (OS 9.2.2) because... there is NO disk utility. Not even on the disk & not on the original 9.1 disc either. Which is why I want to install Tiger, but I can't because.... And so on. I have access to Transmac on a windows box. How exactly do I burn the .toast files for Tiger ?

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by 24bit - 2016, November 15 - 12:39pm

Hi Patrik!
For the four Tiger CDs you may use the free IMGBurn for Windows.
Unzip the files and rename them from .toast to .iso to have IMGBurn recognize them.

Whats are your plans for these CDs?
Just curiosity on my side. Smile

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by Patrik - 2016, November 15 - 10:50am

Hello! Sorry I am a windows user. I would like to burn the OSX Tiger. There are 4 discs but how I can burn these files? Thank you.

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by sfp1954 - 2016, September 10 - 2:44pm

But dual layer +R on the Powerbooks is a different issue. Most of the G4 Aluminum Powerbooks I have encountered cannot read a burnt dual layer +R. When installing Leopard on those machines I usually have to use a full size external DVD drive.

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by CharonPDX - 2016, September 10 - 1:45pm

Only the very earliest DVD-equipped Macs require a DVD-R. Most of the later ones (eMacs, iMac G4) will take a burned DVD+R disc just fine. Apple even switched to using dual DVD±R drives as their "SuperDrive" by the G5, they just didn't advertise the + side of it. (They also didn't advertise the RW side, either, they still just called it "DVD-R" on their marketing when "SuperDrive" wasn't sufficient. It was only when they started specifying Dual Layer support that they also acknowledged RW.)

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, August 23 - 11:07pm

on both El Cap and Sierra. Right clicking on the dmg shows the Burn to Disc command

Thanks Troyd. Its good to know that its still available. Tho my preference is for .iso and bin/cue when creating archives of CD/DVD media.

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by Protocol 7 - 2016, August 23 - 10:35pm

It's easy enough to convert dmgs to regular iso files for burning with other programs.

I've never been keen on using dmg as an archival format for discs anyway. Not when iso is universal and works just fine.

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by Troyd - 2016, August 23 - 10:35pm

Well, I have just created a blank 100MB dmg on both El Cap and Sierra. Right clicking on the dmg shows the Burn to Disc command, so both are still there, if just a bit more hidden.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, August 23 - 10:03pm

dmgs and the ability to burn them have been removed from the El Capitan version of Disk Utility.

Apple has a history of give and take. This will become an issue in regards to what to do with .dmg's created over the past 15 years and is reason enough to now discourage its use for archival purposes.

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by sfp1954 - 2016, August 23 - 5:31pm

I would also note that it looks like both the ability to create dmgs and the ability to burn them have been removed from the El Capitan version of Disk Utility.

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by fogWraith - 2016, August 23 - 2:31pm

Correct, the MG downloads are the same as those on Mega, just did a download and upload