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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
OSX_10.0_Internal.cdr_.sit (462.25 MB)
MD5: 6cd09d45048422c479b2f49e0e244170
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OS_X_Cheetah_CD.dmg_.zip (433.46 MB)
MD5: 50b36e9ed9461290c3f3bd903d0d9e99
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS_10_0_3.toast_.sit (429.25 MB)
MD5: 8db9d7211b661079922e75dfdcc6ee14
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Combo10_0_4.dmg_.zip (19.13 MB)
MD5: e8c7e571176f2d9b24fd86d82ba58a18
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
March2001DevToolsCD.dmg_.zip (153.73 MB)
MD5: 2daca61f593e8aa8c2e919f07e9e20a9
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS_10_1.toast_.sit (476.89 MB)
MD5: ef314ce083a6bad6b7d80a3162d11e99
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#7
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OSX_10_1_3.toast_.sit (502.28 MB)
MD5: 1861722ab4c6e03532d73ea5761f50c9
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#8
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Combo10.1.5.dmg_.zip (44.55 MB)
MD5: 5a9539ac207e96f53cc3f6ab6284d50e
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iPhoto1.toast_.sit (11.11 MB)
MD5: 86758d1abdd5b231945eaea52c4359e5
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#10
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iMovie2.toast_.sit (166.08 MB)
MD5: 83b7e4780ad18b0a7e27e0b126ff6628
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#11
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
iTunes3.toast_.zip (119.60 MB)
MD5: 666cfbc87857cd1fba85695fbf453739
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#12
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
DTools_10_1.toast_.sit (180.58 MB)
MD5: 4b2bbd8c5d8b1a90b118cb1d56a24f04
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#13
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Jaguar_CD1.toast_.sit (450.12 MB)
MD5: ef7255205d56b13e910d51b73235ebdc
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#14
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Jaguar_CD2.toast_.sit (325.29 MB)
MD5: 2a0f0c717b7525938850a4376dd720f6
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#15
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Jaguar_Update.toast_.sit (109.23 MB)
MD5: af45811a6ef2c853585fb36ba9b59438
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#16
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Combo10_2_8.dmg_.zip (96.40 MB)
MD5: 2026c80444fb1ef7d6bd898dc0d002a2
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#17
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
DTools_10_2.toast_.sit (278.14 MB)
MD5: c05d6b6058b75e917ac82b20f18f6423
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#18
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Panther_CD1.toast_.zip (483.15 MB)
MD5: 1d42f24382f6d0236dda6dfa8d01f4e1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#19
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Panther_CD2.toast_.zip (590.44 MB)
MD5: 1ab0e06d90c2ed59d8df01d1f437b739
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#20
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Panther_CD3.toast_.zip (192.61 MB)
MD5: 1a63316e89c932ed9cc1e844a1cc41d1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#21
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOSXUpdateCombo10.3.8.dmg (99.25 MB)
MD5: d85414520900c2c2dee746dbc7ee0a88
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#22
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Panther_Xcode_Tools.toast_.zip (580.15 MB)
MD5: e29dc53f6e99fb951b0ef5def39f8323
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#23
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Jaguar_Panther_Updates.toast_.zip (627.45 MB)
MD5: ddb8e19606e1c14ab2c6e3e4073c0afe
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#24
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
pantherappleint.cdr_.zip (2.50 GB)
MD5: e8faee610e3c6aa5fdff5fc2bd26a776
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#25
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_CD1.toast_.zip (433.84 MB)
MD5: 387f9d4c5819199c2089ab4f702248b1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#26
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_CD2.toast_.zip (575.86 MB)
MD5: 036cff3a5c11cbd89558f64e3d5f099c
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#27
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_CD3.toast_.zip (585.43 MB)
MD5: 3993e0b7881148b82d9e1f45f6c96fa5
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#28
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_CD4.toast_.zip (171.70 MB)
MD5: 020f34fce3eab969eb6eb19d6c2989c4
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#29
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_Updates.dmg_.zip (745.04 MB)
MD5: 899bec1730bc94e2558fa83dbfed945e
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#30
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Tiger_4_6.dmg_.zip (2.54 GB)
MD5: 8a4633d7747ab3689d981973719306be
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#31
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Leopard_10_5_4.dmg_.zip (6.40 GB)
MD5: a8e483978ebc60c78a5a0170f476e00a
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#32
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OS_X_Leopard_10.5.6.iso (7.07 GB)
MD5: a1fe29041127623a92610c2572dd63bc
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#33
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Leopard_10_5_8_Up.dmg_.zip (755.67 MB)
MD5: 606d451f55f3773dbf2ec3accb07e039
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#34
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OS_X_Release_Candidate.zip (578.23 MB)
MD5: 33c7cfafb2560632e66a4e8a64e9cf1a
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#35
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr (4.38 GB)
MD5: 197bbb5360975155fa2a448fc030be0c
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
#36
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
LeopardUpdates.zip (742.64 MB)
MD5: 52c1225087034a37d39c92ea7e7dbb9b
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MACOSX-ReadBeforeYouInstall.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: QEMU

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)

Tiger_4_6.dmg.zip

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)

Leopard_10_5_4.dmg.zip

Download from Mega

Mac OS 10.5.6 DVD - (Download #32)

Mac OS 10.5.8 Update - (Download #33)

Leopard_10_5_8_Up.dmg.zip
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.

Other Leopard Updates - (Download #36)
Does not include 10.5.8.

More Leopard updates on this page: Leopard Update Pack

History:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_version_history#Releases
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

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)

Comments

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, November 23 - 7:59pm

Your optical drive is bad.

Tactical Donut's picture
by Tactical Donut - 2020, November 23 - 6:39pm

Because my iBook refuses to accept any CD or DVD and just spits it out. Never been a fan of booting from CD because it literally never works. USB might be unreliable but at least the computer can't yank it out and throw it across the room for me.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, November 19 - 12:27am

Downloaded it to my Mac, MD5 is now correct.

@Tactical Donut: Glad the MD5 checks out for you now. But I don't understand why you want to convert it to a .dmg file when it's already a CD Master file, ready for burning to DVD with the Disk Utility app. It's pointless converting it to .dmg for this download.

I don't get those errors. But maybe you're trying to mount it on a modern Mac OS which may put up such warnings (and don't mean anything relevant to the target system).

You should have extracted this.cdr from the zip download using OS X's built-in zip utility. And you should also, immediately after the .cdr has extracted, check it's read/write locked status. You should lock this image before ever mounting it onto a Mac desktop. Otherwise the Finder could write it's own metadata and date and time stamps into the image, and may cause it to become unbootable and unsuitable as a System install disk.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, November 18 - 1:49pm

Do not use third party zip applications. Older ones have 2GB file size limit.
Zip has been built into OSX since day one.
Currently the utility is in Applications/Utilities/Archive Utility.
In earlier operating systems it was sort of hidden in:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility

Tactical Donut's picture
by Tactical Donut - 2020, November 18 - 4:28am

Downloaded it to my Mac, MD5 is now correct. However, while I can still mount the image, I receive a warning that "there may be a problem with this disk image" when I try to mount it. It converts to DMG fine and then can be mounted without warning or error. I'll be trying to restore it to a late 2004 iBook G4 when it arrives, so I'll see what happens then.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, November 17 - 10:08pm

is there something wrong with the 10.3 Panther Internal Edition disk image? 7-zip fails extracting it

@Tactical Donut: No there's nothing wrong with download #24 on this page. Its MD5 checksum matches.
It extracts OK and mounts onto my desktop fine.

There must be some other issue happening for you.

That the checksum doesn't match indicates that your download was not correct. Which server did you choose the DL from?
I download from the first www .se server.

Also these images have been zipped using the internal Mac OS X Zip utility and I recommend that you use that utility to extract this file as there will be Apples proprietary metadata and resource fork storage in the image that 7zip will ignore.
But as your checksums don't match that's the priority you'll need to sort out first.

Tactical Donut's picture
by Tactical Donut - 2020, November 17 - 5:07pm

Am I just not doing it right or is there something wrong with the 10.3 Panther Internal Edition disk image? 7-zip fails extracting it with "CRC failed," and Disk Utility can't mount the image nor open it to convert it to DMG because it's "unrecognized"... so I would assume it's corrupted or damaged in some way?

The MD5 of the ZIP file also does not match the one shown on the webpage.

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2020, October 24 - 11:11pm
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Just FYI, the SingleLayer_Leopard_Install_DVD.cdr does not boot on my iBook G4/1.07GHz once burned to disc. Doesn't even show up in OpenFirmware.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2020, October 13 - 2:42pm

Yeah, Single_DVD_Leopard means Single Layer DVD (not single quantity as they all Leopard were single quantity DVD) and is a hack with like printer drivers and language translations removed to make a smaller image that fits a "single layer" dvd disc.
Not sure if thisun retains those hidden partitions supposed to be on all os X install discs.

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by MacTheppc - 2020, October 13 - 1:30pm

Why does the Mac OS X Release Candidate image say confidential on it???

MacTheppc's picture
by MacTheppc - 2020, October 13 - 1:28pm

The Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr is not genuine

anyoldapples's picture
by anyoldapples - 2020, September 18 - 6:51am

Hi sfp1953 - I just wanted to point out that the restore function can be useful for installing the OS when one doesnt have spare disks or a thumbstick handy.

The method I use quite often is to add a small partition on my HDD and then restore the install media to that partition. It is then possible to boot the installer from there, and remove the partition afterwards.

I know this is late, but i wanted to share this for anyone else in the future.

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by kittensauce - 2020, August 26 - 8:44pm

When nothing else worked when trying to install Mac OS X Leopard onto my PowerBook G4 1.67GHz without the original installation DVD, here's what eventually did: https://blogbriae.blogspot.com/2020/08/install-mac-os-x-from-usb-drive-o... (Yes, I still use Blogger. Stop laughing!)

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, July 18 - 11:11am

No. You really need to burn either the DVD or the four CD set.
You are not restoring - you are installing.
The Restore process in Disk Utility completely erases the target partition and replaces it with the contents of source partition.

You can try using an 8GB USB stick.
https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/263869/how-can-i-install-mac-o...

You can get an 8 GB USB thumb drive. Format as APT/HFS+. Use Disk Utility on another Mac to image/restore the contents of the USB drive to the USB drive. Plug that drive into the Mac and it should be bootable.

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by headpain - 2020, July 17 - 11:35pm

Let's say I have Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger installed. I want to reinstall OS. Can I install Tiger using the installer from a DVD image without having a real DVD?

Can I use Mac os 10.4 DVD image with Disk Utility "restore" function?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, July 17 - 11:20pm

Please, check the integrity of the file, Single DVD leopard install, i can't download it

@MadMac: You mean DL#35 - Single_DVD_Leopard_Install.cdr (4.38 GB) ?

Just tested this and it DL's OK for me, full file, MD5 checksum matches the given checksum above.

I DL'd from the WWW link, I did not try the FTP, or mirror link.

cosworthchris's picture
by cosworthchris - 2020, July 17 - 2:26pm

What filing system is on the drive you're saving it to? Are you hitting a file size limit?

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2020, July 12 - 7:49pm

Please, check the integrity of the file, Single DVD leopard install, i can't download it, no matter what i only get 90% of it and then puff... been trying for 2 days, only to find out a 3.9gb imcomplete file...

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, May 16 - 9:07am

Definitely its own page, just like how we don't add Mac OS 9.2.2 compilations that work in previously-unsupported hardware to the main Mac OS 9 page. This is better for keeping things clean and organized, and is easier to troubleshoot (and I'm sure a lot of troubleshooting will be necessary for that one).

But I must say, what a breakthrough. PPC OS X fans in general will be extra busy trying to see what works and what doesn't for months, and maybe even years, to come now, very very happily so. Laughing out loud

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2020, May 16 - 8:08am

I would strongly recommend giving the 10.6 PPC stuff its own page, if anything

adespoton's picture
by adespoton - 2020, May 16 - 5:54am

So... Snow Leopard Beta for PPC has been fiddled with a bit and got to work on a range of PPC Macs. Details in https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/snow-leopard-on-unsupported-ppc-mac...

From that thread, it looks like attempts have been made to upload it here, but they've failed. I've got the "fresh install" copy that should just work; is there a particular place I should try to put it?

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, May 4 - 2:21pm

I really doubt that an iBook has a DVD drive that can correctly read DVD-R DL media.
You could use System Profiler to get the exact model of the drive and then look up the full specs.
I discovered most of the early Aluminum G4 Powerbooks cannot.
That's why I recommended DVD+R DL media for Tiger and Leopard (if you can find it).

umby's picture
by umby - 2020, May 4 - 5:46am

Thank you so much for your help! Ultimately, I was able to get it to boot from the single layer DVD instead, and it is now installing from it.

Burning both the 10.5.6 ISO and the 10.5.4 DMG using ImgBurn and PowerISO respectively, on a Windows PC with a known-good drive, produced media that the iBook would read and mount while booted to 10.4, but would not boot from.

Burning them with Disk Utility produced discs that the machine refused to read - spin up, spin down, eject. I tried using three different SuperDrive-equipped MacBooks. All the SuperDrive machines would read the burned media fine, but the iBook would eject it almost immediately.

I did also try the USB method from the second video you linked, after trying several other (simpler-looking possibilities, including boot ud:,\\:tbxi,; however, I found that my USB disk did not show up in the tree of devices, so I was unable to direct the iBook to boot from it.. In fact, the LED on the drive never illuminated until after OS X started to boot from the hard disk (Regarding this, I mentioned that it showed a prohibitory symbol and printed text mentioning ata-6 when I tried; I ended up testing to see if it did the same thing when I directed it to boot from ud with no USB devices connected at all, and it did the same thing.)

So after all, Leopard is installing and I'm satisfied. Thank you again!

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 4 - 4:33am

@umby: I haven't tried with the 10.5.6 .iso, but I have had good success with the 10.5.4.dmg.

I also had several failures (including using ImgBurn which usually is a reliable alternative) before I hit on a method that worked for me. I also posted this about 3 years back in this thread, so, somewhat buried, I'll repost it here.

  1. Extract the .dmg from the .zip file using built-in OS X "Archive Utility" <-- use only this app to extract this archive from the zipped file.
  2. Immediately check it's locked status, ensuring the image is locked before doing anything else with it.
    Note: That if you mount a bootable .dmg in the Finder as an unlocked image it will render the .dmg unbootable. Never mount bootable media unlocked in an OS X Finder.
  3. Start up Disk Utility and drag the locked .dmg's icon into the lower left part of the Utility's window, to add it's name to the list of disks.
  4. Select it's name in the lower left part of Disk Utility's window and click "Burn".
  5. Insert a blank DL DVD into burner when requested and click OK to commence the burn.

That's how I got a bootable DVD written with this .dmg. Plus, I burned it to DVD+R DL media.

That said, I also looked at other alternatives, as I was getting tired of creating DL DVD disasters.

I found that the .dmg could be written to USB thumb drives, and this also became a successful method to booting and and installing Leopard.

This first link below uses a method that is simple and I found it worked for me with an eMac G4 and a QuickSilver G4, but it failed to boot my iBook G4

Install Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard via USB on PowerPC Macs (youtube)

And if your iBook is the same, not working with the above USB method then you may need to try the Open Firmware approach to boot from USB:
Install OSX 10.5 Leopard on Powerbook G4 (a1138) with a USB drive! WITH 10.5 LEOPARD IMAGE

umby's picture
by umby - 2020, May 4 - 3:12am

@sfp1954 Yes, I'm in the US. I've tried both the 10.5.6 iso and the 10.5.4 dmg. When burned to a disc both mount fine in OSX 10.4, but it will not boot from either of them.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, May 2 - 2:15pm

Most of these images are mine - but not the 10.5.6.
I would try the 10.5.4 installer. That on is mine.
I believe I also have 10.5.0 disk somewhere if the 10.5.4 doesn't work.

Are you in the USA?

umby's picture
by umby - 2020, May 2 - 9:21am

Hello! I'm having trouble booting the 10.5.6 iso, download #32, on my 12" PowerBook6,7 (iBook 2005.)

I was able to burn it to a DVD-DL using imgburn on Windows. The burned disc mounts in 10.4 on the iBook and I can browse it without trouble. I can select it in the Startup Disk control panel. When I reboot the iBook with it set as the Startup Disk, I get only a flashing ? briefly before it boots back into 10.4 automatically.

If I hold C at boot time, nothing happens.

If I hold option at boot time, only the 10.4 install on the hard disk shows up.

If I try to dir or boot or do anything to it from openfirmware, I get an error.

Moreover, I am not able to use download #31. I cannot extract the dmg from the archive - I'm told it's damaged.

Any help would be appreciated!

EDIT: The zip is extractable on OS X, trying that now. I'm expecting to Restore it to a USB flash drive using Disk Utility. A friend has furnished me with instructions on how to boot it if I'm able to do that, and I will report back here if I'm successful.

UPDATE: I was not able to restore using Disk Utility - the option was greyed out. I am now doing it using dd, which I do not expect to work. It is going at USB 1.1 speed for whatever reason so it will take roughly three hours. I will report back when it's done.

UPDATE: I was able to do an asr restore after doing an asr imagescan with --filechecksum (and it wrote at much faster than USB 1.1 speed, which makes me wonder what was up with dd) but it's still not bootable. I've tried several methods of booting from the USB drive in OpenFirmware, but in all cases I get a prohibited screen with the following text over it:

Opening partition [/pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk0:3]...
HFSInitPartition: ffbbeb00
Loading HFS+ file: [\\com.apple.boot.plist] from ffbbeb00.
FailToBoot: 2

To me this looks like it's trying to use the Tiger install on the hard disk as the root filesystem and I'm not sure what to do about that. I cannot ls the contents of the flash drive from within OpenFirmware and I don't know how to proceed. It mounts properly in OS X, just like the DVD I burned earlier, which I also cannot ls. (Earlier I was trying to dir, but I know now that it's ls instead.)

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2020, May 1 - 1:19pm

Why not use the universal 10.4.6 DVD?

ratonyir's picture
by ratonyir - 2020, May 1 - 11:01am

I need a 10.4.2. Installation Disc 2 for iMac G5

Linus Xu's picture
by Linus Xu - 2020, April 20 - 1:21am
5

Thank you guys! This is really helpful!

A few questions, however:
Is it possible to install Leopard completely virtually (without involving physical CDs or DVDs)?
I am trying to run this in a QEMU environment (on MacBook Pro 13' Early-2015), and I don't have an external CD drive, so it will be very helpful if I can "burn" the disk virtually (hopefully to an ISO or DMG file that is bootable from QEMU).
It appears to happen because both #31 and #35 use a single partition in the image rather than a partition table, which probably makes non-EFI booting impossible. And QEMU on macOS tends to get confusing in terms of versions and modules, especially with Homebrew involved. Do I need to compile the OVMF manually to properly boot in UEFI with qemu-system-i386?
I have a proper Tiger installation (10.4.11) on QEMU made from #30. I've tried launching the installer in it, but it tells me that it needs to restart to start the installation, and due to QEMU currently being unable to emulate NVRAM, restarting goes back to the system without performing the installation.

And by the way, VMware Fusion is able to boot from both #31 and #35 with UEFI (there are corresponding .efi files and mach_kernel in both of the disks, so theoretically it is bootable both on i386 and ppc), but will throw an error complaining the OS is NOT Mac OS X Server and power off. (VMware official site says that in accordance to Apple policies, Mac OS X 10.5-6 are only legally permitted to virtualize in Server editions.) Is there probably something like Unlocker in Windows that circumvents the problem? Or do I have to turn to Unlocker-ed VMware Workstation?

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, April 18 - 10:59pm

Hello Gustavo. Glad to hear that fate and you have that model Wink
Final Cut Pro up to version 3 is supposed to be Mac OS 9 compatible, so you should be good to go with that software. All the best and good luck with your installations.

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by Gustavo Miranda - 2020, April 18 - 10:02pm

Thank you for all of that info, and as fate would have it, the 1.25Ghz I have actually is that "Mirrored Drive Doors" model with FireWire ports! Thank you MikeTomTom!!!

So after downloading the CD's and burning the image (Thanks Jatoba for the info on ImgBurn!), I'm working on one last question prior to attempting the OS install: "Will my software (Final Cut and some others) be compatible?" So far, it looks really good!

Again, thanks MikeTomTom & Jatoba!!!

Have a "Joy-Filled/Virus-Free" weekend!

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, April 17 - 11:40pm

@Gustavo Miranda: Please note that your 1.25Ghz processor/256ram G4 may not be able to boot natively up into Mac OS 9.2.2
G4's above 1GHz tend to be USB 2.0 late model G4 Macs that are only able to run Mac OS 9 in Classic Mode from an OS X installed system (unless user modified). I think that one exception to that rule is the G4 Mirrored Drive Doors (2003) 1.25GHz FireWire 400 model. If that's also your Mac then it should be OK for you to install OS 9.2.2 to.

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by Gustavo Miranda - 2020, April 17 - 11:06pm

Thanks so much for the welcome and the advice!

I will make an attempt at all of this tomorrow morning, when my mind is a little "fresher" than right now, and will certainly let you know how things went.

Again, thanks!

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by Jatoba - 2020, April 17 - 10:51pm

Welcome, Gustavo. Smile

You can start by using ImgBurn. I believe it also runs under Windows 10. Page description tells you to unzip in OS X, but you can unzip it in Windows just fine too. Just ignore an extra folder called "MAC OS X" that comes with the zip.

After that, you burn a CD or DVD of the image file of the OS of your choice. It can be Mac OS 9.2.2, or Tiger or Leopard. It's up to you. (I recommend OS 9 for the 400Mhz Mac, but your other machines are perfect with any.)

If you have further questions, feel free to ask us.

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by Gustavo Miranda - 2020, April 17 - 10:42pm

Hello Everyone!

I'm new to this group (certainly not to Mac) and I'm facing an "OS" challenge today...

I have two G4's that I bought 2nd hand some time ago, and neither have an OS installed. After much reading here and elsewhere, I understand that one unit can go as high as OS 10.4.11 (a "Low-End", 400Mhz processor/64ram unit) and the other can handle OS 10.5.8 (1.25Ghz processor/256ram).

Notwithstanding, I was thinking about installing OS 9.2.2 on both, then "upgrading" from there once I know precisely what I'm working with.

Besides those two items, I would really, really appreciate knowing how to burn a bootable CD or DVD on a Windows 10 machine. It's all I have right now until I get one or the other of the two units up and running, and repair a power supply on my original G4 (a 3rd unit, 1Ghz processor/1.5Gb ram).

In advance, thanks so much!

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by sfp1954 - 2020, April 3 - 2:00pm

It IS the retail 10.5.4 DVD. My retail DVD.

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by Franky233 - 2020, April 2 - 8:14pm

The retail version includes BootCamp drivers since the first version of Leopard & Leopard Server, I'm afraid...

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by toniwonkanobi - 2020, April 2 - 5:50pm

The target archive for download #31 should be for the retail DVD for 10.5.4. Instead, however, it's actually a compressed archive which contains Boot Camp drivers. Can someone upload the the actual cdr/iso for the 10.5.4 retail DVD?

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by sfp1954 - 2020, March 16 - 2:10pm

For most DMGs you can just right click on the file and select "Burn to Disc". But I usually use the Disk Utility method. Open Disk Utility, drag the dmg into the lower left corner, click once to select it and then choose Burn.

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by os9er - 2020, March 16 - 8:11am

@wnlewis: Whether you're talking about the full Leopard images (dual-layer DVD) or the slimmed-down image at the bottom of the download list (single-layer DVD), after you open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility on your 10.4.11 installation, there should be a "Burn" button near the upper-left corner of the Disk Utility window; if you click that, it should show an "Open File" dialog box, and in there you would just select the image file you want to burn to disc, click Open, insert a blank DVD, and click Burn once it sees the blank disc. That should be all there is to it. I hope this helps.

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by muttztfz - 2020, January 21 - 11:50am

Can you not mount the dmg in Disk Utility and burn it from there?

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by wnlewis - 2020, January 20 - 5:20pm

I need some help to make a single disk DVD for Leopard. The instructions seem to be missing. I am currently running 10.4.11 and have made a partition for 10.5. How do I convert the downloaded file to a bootable DVD? Thanks for any help.

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by likenew - 2020, January 18 - 9:06pm

To burn the CD I first locked the .dmg in ‘Get info’ and right-click it and choose burn. I didn’t use Toast. Just the built-in MacOS utility.

{EDIT} Bought Toast 18. Dragged the .toast file to Toast. It created a copy of the .toast not a bootable Mac install CD. The UI of Toast 18 and (lack of) help docs for making a bootable Mac CD is horrendously bad.

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by sfp1954 - 2020, January 18 - 4:03pm

What version of Toast did you use?
Remember that you don't mount the disk and then copy it.
You simply drag it into Toast and hit the Burn button.
If you mount the image and then try to use the copy function the disc will not be bootable.

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by likenew - 2020, January 18 - 6:17am

Thanks for the suggestion. It pauses, appears to look at the CD, and boots from the HD. I’m wondering if the disk burned is missing something.

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by Jatoba - 2020, January 18 - 3:51am

When it reboots, hold down the Option key (also known as "Alt"), so that you can manually pick the CD to be booted, or the newly-installed Tiger partition.

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by likenew - 2020, January 18 - 3:43am

Hey Guys any help is really appreciated. I burned the Tiger CD1 (from here) to upgrade my G4 Cube‘s 10.3. The installer seems to try to boot the Cube then it reverts to the 10.3 system on the HD. I tried setting the CD as start up disk and also holding ‘C’. No luck.

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by sfp1954 - 2020, January 3 - 10:56pm

Are you sure Lion will actually do you any good in terms of internet access?
Do you have Lion installed on an external disk? i.e is it bootable?
If so you can just attach it to the iMac and boot from it.
Now use "Migration Assistant" (in the Utilities folder) to grab everything from your 10.4 disk.
(probably should back it up somewhere else as well)
Then you can use the Restore function of Disk Utility to dub the external back to the iMac (this will erase the internal disk). Or you can use Carbon Copy Cloner.

I believe to get to Lion as an upgrade you will have to go Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion.
I don't think you can go directly from Leopard to Lion.

The Leopard 10.5.4 disk is here. It has to be burnt to a blank DL (dual layer) DVD.
I also have several Snow Leopard disks. Both full installers and Leopard upgraders.
I'm not sure if they pass the 10 year test - but I could upload them.

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by Carissap - 2020, January 3 - 6:55pm

Hi! I need help, I have an old 2006 iMac 2.16 ghz intel. Core 2 duo currently running OS X tiger 10.4.11 it’s completely useless :(- I’m trying to get lion on it as it’s just for my parents to use (they are quite computer illiterate ) so they basically just need it to get on the internet every once and awhile. Now, I don’t have discs, but I have lion installed on an external hard drive, plugged it in to computer and it says I need to have 10.5 downloaded first. So I’m working on downloading that, now do I need to burn it to a disc or can I put it in a bootable USB?? Or am I in the totally wrong direction.