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Mac OS 8.6 (iBook G3/300 "Clamshell" Original)

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MD5: 061fc19e0f83225d82c34db4abca4908
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (482.44 MB)
MD5: 02e65fce3124625180edbf98fe2b9f44
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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iBook G3/300 "Clamshell" Original software media set

691-2448-A,Z,iBook Software Install (CD)
691-2449-A,Z,iBook Software Restore (CD)

Compressed with 7z (-tzip -mx=9 -v800m)

Architecture: PPC


sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, July 5 - 7:33pm

Use Mac programs to expand things.
For .zip in OSX always use the built in Mac OSX decompressor (or just double click on the file if you haven't changed the default program for .zip files).
For all other file types (hqx, sit) use Stuffit Expander.

Since this is a Classic CD it should have either been imaged in OSX as a .dmg using Disk Utility or Toast in Classic as a .toast file.

This decompresses as a .toast file. So you want to use the Toast Copy tab and then "Burn Image to Disc". DO NOT mount the .toast file. Mounting the image and then using the Copy function will not produce a bootable disc. It will not be block by block identical to the original.

Right clicking (in OSX) on the file and selecting the "Burn to Disc" option might also work.

Are you sure your optical drive is working?

Shing93's picture
by Shing93 - 2020, July 5 - 5:58pm

Can I get some help with this? I downloaded this, extracted it with "The Unarchiver" and then burnt the resulting toast file with "Toast 17 Titanium" at the slowest burn speed to a cd. I put it into my iBook g3 300MHz Clamshell and hold down the c key but it won't boot it, it continues to the hard drive. What am I doing wrong?