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This app works with: SheepShaver,

Uploaded currently on this page are 4 retail reference CD images of Mac OS 9. Retail reference installers were non-hardware specific and were designed to install a full copy of the Mac OS on a bare hard drive in a machine that supported that version. The actual CDs were whites with a big orange 9 in the middle.

After getting these uploads up, my next plan is to add 9.0.4 updates, 9.1 updates, 9.2.1 updates and 9.2.2 updates as well as other updaters for OS 9. Finally, I want to strive to get as many model specific builds uploaded as possible. On top of that a strength of the old page was the heavy information offered. Perhaps this page can offer that too over time.

Sheepmyshaver123 uploaded the special version of AppleShare IP 6.3.3 v1.3 when I gave it to him previously through his personal archive. I added the restoration disc here which will restore both the OS and AppleShare IP 6.3.3v1.3 to a bare hard drive in a Quicksilver 2002 model.

Seventh download is the model specific build for an iMac (Early 2001). This will install the build of Mac OS 9.1 that shipped on a Flower Power/Blue Dalmatian era iMac as requested. Again, more to's easier to take requests.

Architecture: PPC


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by teep - 2015, December 5 - 2:45am

Hi all, Thanks for the link. I'm downloading the disc right now Smile

As for the other advice here, your all awesome! Im specifically after a base install of OS9 and then upgrade manually to 9.2.2 learning as i go, this literally is my first mac and im having a great time so far. Installing a SSD makes a huge difference, without a mechanical HDD its so peaceful using.

Ok so slot cd drive is not working but i got this installed finally with some tricks on the ide cable.
Thanks again, so much faster its like a different experience.

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by blackholemac - 2015, December 1 - 7:24pm

I will also second @sfp1954 advice. I would ONLY use a model specific version of Mac OS 9.x.x if it is the ONLY means for the Mac to boot into OS 9. Though for some strange geeky reason, I found a desire to collect all of the model-specific builds.

I'll point out the Mac OS 9.0.x series as a good example. The iMac DV, Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) and original iBook shipped with a heavily modified version of OS 8.6 initially. Then OS 9 retail came along. OS 9 retail will install on these machines, BUT it is very buggy and Apple started including 9.0.2 and 9.0.3 when one bought them. Finally they unified that to a retail build of 9.0.4 for all OS 9-capable Macs at that time.

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by blackholemac - 2015, December 1 - 7:10pm

I was able to upload the iMac (Early 2001) disc image as requested above. What I seek to do is over time add all the Install CDs for every model of Mac from the Beige G3 to the MDD (2003). I guess maybe instead what I might do since we have so many duplicates is make additions to the Install CD Library page instead.

I dunno...thoughts requested. I also have a very incomplete international collection of 9.2.1 Retail CDs for Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. These were NOT part of the Mac OS Anthology released in 2000 or the 2001 version either. MISSING ARE: BR Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, and Swedish and International English.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, December 1 - 3:44am

  "Flower Power G3" If you have that specific OS disc..

@teep: As I understand it, the entire original disk set for that Mac is on this page. There are ten disk images in total for this, labels beginning: "iMacE200191CD*".
All 10 DL's are for the iMac (Early 2001 - Indigo/Flower Power/Blue Dalmation) models.

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by sfp1954 - 2015, December 1 - 3:29am

I always think you are always better off installing (at minimum) the next highest Universal OS from what the machine came with. Check for original specs. Original machine specific disks tend to have bugs that were corrected with the next update, or an older OS that was hacked to run with the newer updated hardware.
So depending on the RAM and HD size you could go with 9.2.2 and 10.3 Panther.
The only thing you sometimes lose with 9.2.2 is the ability to save your game in some very old 68K games.

All the universal disks are here - you just need to download what you want to install and burn a copy.

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by teep - 2015, December 1 - 12:35am

Just registered to say thanks for the work so far and to give a vote for my first mac "Flower Power G3" If you have that specific OS disc i would greatly appreciate it as currently i have a mac full of garbage on the hdd but no way to re-install a fresh copy.


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by blackholemac - 2015, November 22 - 9:09pm

Have not forgotten about my project to replace this page. I have gotten very busy, but have worked on it slowly. So far I have uploaded my retail collection of OS 9 discs. I apologize if any are duplicates.

Anyway, given that folks are interested in model-specific media, I have assembled a near-complete collection, coming from here, from my personal collection and from elsewhere of model-specific Classic Mac OS installations for every Mac model from the Beige G3 to the G4 MDD 2003. I will warn that the very last ones come in the form of OS9General.dmg files. I will also warn that I am missing 2 specific models:

The iMac G4 17" 800 MHz OS 9.2.2 installation and the PowerBook G3 (FireWire) OS 9.0.2 installation [though I have the OS 9.0.4 installation for that model].

I open the floor to folks on here...which models would you like to see uploaded first? I am willing to upload a few as requested given some time here and there. My ultimate goal is to get this complete collection uploaded within the next 3-4 months all together on this page. Additionally, I have a near complete set of localized OS 9.2.1 media I'm willing to contribute, but am missing 2-3 languages on that. These are NOT on the Mac OS Anthology that Apple shipped from 1999-2001.

Thoughts, questions or comments? I know given my inactivity recently, that you will believe when you see. That is why I want to upload requests only first.


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, September 28 - 7:29am

   More to come soon within the next week.

Thanks. Please check the MG for Duplicates tho' before uploading, to save your own time & bandwidth, and because duplicates have a potential for removal.

View the forum page on Duplicates for reasons as to why this is liable to occur.

Three out of the four that are on this page may be removed as they appear to be already here. Unless different in some way, e.g.; International English as opposed to US English universal non-hardware specific install CD's? Those on the other page that have the same version numbers as above, are US English installs.

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by blackholemac - 2015, September 27 - 6:47pm

I like this's helpful. I have quite an array of both international OS 9.x and machine-specific OS 9 installs. My plan for this page was simple...a one stop shop for any Mac OS 9.x operating system discs from Apple. I added the retail reference builds as a starting off point for that endeavor.

More to come soon within the next week.

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by 24bit - 2015, September 27 - 11:56am

Machine specific software pages sounds like a plan, MTT.
Plus keeping the universal installers away from them. Wink
Also language pages might be nice, if somebody won´t mind the effort sorting things from the MacOS Anthologies.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, September 27 - 4:16am

@Blackholemac: Doing away with the current messy page on 9.0 disks is a good idea and I thank you for looking at it.

With universal disk uploads you're in danger of replicating some of the already good CD Install Library uploads that's here. Looking at what you've added to this page (I see 9.0, 9.0.4 & 9.2.1 is there). That page also has a few machine specific installers too (eMac, iMac & iBook), so you may wish to check it out before you upload duplicates.

What I would like to see instead of the messy OS 9 page, is machine specific pages, or at least separate pages for Mac families e.g; iMac (all) iBook (all) PowerBook (all) etc, for the different Mac OS 9 versions. Also, much less info. perhaps with links to good info, off-site.

But what I'd like to see and what we all get is going to be a different matter.
All the same great, I'm glad that you're prepared to do this. But it may not be so necessary because of the Install CD Library page. Perhaps adding whats not there to that page would be sufficient.

Edit - a few more (US Eng) Mac OS 9.x pages:
This one is for Mac OS 9.0.4 - from it's description I think that yours (& CD Install Library's) will be better.
Some Mac model specific pages:
G4 PowerBook Ti DVI 667/800
G4 PowerBook Ti 400/500
Quicksilver (2002)