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Original G4 restore disk

Ok, this one is very difficult to find in the Internet, imho. I've been digging into weird sites, FTP servers and even Hotline servers without success.

I am looking for the original PowerMac G4 restore disks. I think it comes with Mac OS 9.0.4.
I know it has the Mac OS ROM Version 4.9.1 inside. Apart from the real machine, it would be brilliant to emulate too!

Can anyone help me with these?

I will be twice as thankful if the disk comes in British English or International English.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi, good news and bad news.

The original G4's came with OS8.6. And there were two very distinct models, AGP Graphics or PCI Graphics.

But OS 9.0.4 came with my PMG4 Gigabit Ethernet, and with my G4 Cube, I have original media for International English for both. Is this what you want ? From memory OS9.0.4 was pretty buggy.

In between came retail OS9.0 and OS9.0.2 released on a handful of G3 Macs.

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Hi there bertyboy, you are right, the Gigabit Ethernet is the one I am looking for. I already got the Bondi Blue from you, I hope it is not a nuisance. The G4 Cube version also interests me.

Thanks a lot!

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I do have Gigabit ethernet discs (International English 9.0.4). I will upload it as soon as I can.

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And I'll grab the Cube disc images and upload tomorrow night.

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Brilliant! You guys are the best! Thank you!

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I will upload soon later this month because I have a lot of my personal work.

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Here's the G3 Cube Install Disc (International English). It's a Mac OS X Disc Utility "Master Disc Image" because Toast has issues with discs that can boot OS X.
There are 2 more discs to come, a Restore CD and an Applications CD.
http://www.4shared.com/file/rjt-SNc-/G4_Cube_Install_CD.html

Edit:
Here's the Restore CD:
http://www.4shared.com/file/HBW_fYsK/G4_Cube_Restore_CD.html

Edit 2:
And finally the Applications CD:
http://www.4shared.com/file/RxQ0lm_f/G4_Cube_Applications_CD.html

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Brilliant! Thanks a lot Bertyboy!

Sheepmyshaver123, please don't forget the G4 disks, when you have some spare time.

Thanks again guys!

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Okay. For more information, my discs are version 2.2, International English. I will upload soon when I have time.....