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eMac 2004 (17" G4 USB 2.0) Software Install and Restore (Mac OS X 10.3.3)

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691-4909-A.dmg (3.68 GB)
MD5: fe354582f0820fac4d0d16ed4dd14d44
For Mac OS X
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2Z691-4910-A.dmg (2.79 GB)
MD5: 685ab4218ba5eac61fb0a3056acd186f
For Mac OS X
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This app works with: QEMU

eMac G4 1.25 GHz (USB 2.0), 17" CRT 1280x960, ATI Radeon 9200, Order Numbers M9425LL/A or M9461LL/A, Model ID PowerMac6,4, Model Number A1002, introduced April 13, 2004 and sold until May 3, 2005.

These are the installation discs for Mac OS X 10.3.3 (disc 1) and the bundled software (disc 2).

DVD images

Top DL: 691-4909-A.dmg, SHA1(691-4909-A.dmg)= 54b0ab788e2f2147a7ddaf76dedd86c70e8fa0a9
eMac Software Install and Restore disc 1 of 2, containing Mac OS X 10.3.3 Panther and AHT 2.2 for the eMac 2004.

Second DL: 2Z691-4910-A.dmg, SHA1(2Z691-4910-A.dmg)= 9bac9a17550f9f1e064ad6f1810de0e63329d18d
eMac Software Install and Restore disc 2 of 2, containing additional bundled software for the eMac 2004 and 2005. Can only be installed from the restored Mac OS X from disc 1 using the included Software Restore application. The bundled software includes the applications GarageBand 1, iMovie 4, iDVD 4 (i.e. iLife), Quicken 2004, Sound Studio 2.1, World Book 8 and Zinio 1.4.3 as well as the games Deimos Rising and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4.


The discs were created under Mac OS X 10.3.9 using hdiutil in
hdiutil convert -format UDZO -o <.dmg-file> /dev/rdisk1

In order to use the discs you need a working Mac OS X. After downloading the .dmg disc images compare the SHA1 checksums by running openssl sha1 *.dmg in in the folder containing the images. Then mount the disc 1 image (double click) and use it as a source to burn a 1:1 copy on DVD. Boot from disc 1 to install.
An alternative is to restore image 691-4909-A.dmg, disc 1, onto an external drive like an external FireWire HDD, boot and install from it (using the Open Firmware boot selection by holding down the Option key, also known as Alt key, at the chime). Booting from an external USB drive is also possible, but only by typing the correct boot path on the Open Firmware command prompt (which is for advanced users only!)...

In both cases, after disc 1 has been used to install Mac OS X 10.3.3, then restore the software from the mounted image of disc 2 (2Z691-4910-A.dmg), thus there is no real need to actually burn disc 2. This will only work on a Mac with Model ID PowerMac6,4.
The software bundle is installed by running Applications/Utilities/Software

Architecture: PPC

Disc 1 (691-4909-A) is compatible with every Mac supported by Mac OS X Panther 10.3:

It is possible to restore the disc 1 image 691-4909-A.dmg to an external storage device* and install Mac OS X Panther from it, without the need to have a DVD drive or even an optical drive.
* FireWire is best supported on PowerPC-based Macs.

For software restore from disc 2 (2Z691-4910-A) the actual eMac with Model ID PowerMac6,4 is required, i.e. software restore should also work on the eMac 2005 model with 1.42 GHz and the educational eMac models from both 2004 and 2005 since they all share the same Model ID:

Running the supplied Software from disc 1 is mandatory.


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by muttztfz - 2019, June 24 - 5:52am

Ah, I didn’t know. I restored the original message… Thanks!

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by SkyCapt - 2019, June 23 - 5:46pm

great, one down (and about twenty more missing ppc aht versions to go)... the "disk1s3" was unique to your runtime environment. If you had kept mounted any other additional volume prior to this one then you would've had "disk2s3" etc. Thanks again.

No, aht is not a Mac OS 9 prog. The "System" & "Finder" files are only used in facilitating boot recognition. Those two files can be replaced with near empty files, and still works the same (see Apple Service Diagnostic higher versions are like that, such as the ASD v2.3.2 we have which is less than a 1MB dL). After AHT has been "blessed" on a writeable partition, the System and Finder files may be outright erased & aht keeps letting me boot into it. When booting aht, the first file (script) to execute is "System Folder/FDE_bootinfo" because it has the "tbxi" (toolbox-image) Type Code. Then control passes to the file "diags" which stays in firmware mode. It's why ASD has two halves, the "extra" tests performed by "ASD OS" aren't possible in firmware mode, because firmware mode has no knowledge or permission to do altivec hardware, nor gpu communications, for example. So "ASD OF" houses most every test whereas "ASD OS" has just two tests: vec & opengl.

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by muttztfz - 2019, June 23 - 10:28am

SkyCapt - it's done. It was disk1s3. I also changed the compatibility text at the linked AHT page from "a Firmware program" to a more general description, that AHT has to be selected as the boot device. The reason is that I found evidence that AHT is actually more a streamlined slim Mac OS 9.2.2 than anything else, thus not a firmware program.

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by SkyCapt - 2019, June 22 - 11:10pm

Can someone who has this big disc do us a favour:
Capture the tiny piece of AHT (v2.2) software then upload it to this page, please, using this filename "AHT-220-IM_nnn-nnnn.dmg" in which 'nnn-nnnn' becomes the part number of this AHT which you find like this:

Mount the disc1 or its image. In Terminal, type "diskutil list" and find the partition of the disc named "Apple Boot" about 30MB size and record its device id that looks like "disk4s9" (disk number 4 side 9) or something like it.
Next type "hdiutil create -srcdevice disk4s9 AHT-220-IM_nnn-nnnn.dmg" this should write the AHT image to your 'home' folder. Mount the little AHT image, click once on the "Apple Hardware Test" volume now showing on your desktop, select "File Info" and in the comment field you'll see the part number "018-nnnn", rename the .dmg with this part number & upload to the above linked AHT page. Thanks.