[Top DL]: The 9.2.2 universal OS installer CD's archive is a .zip compressed .iso image. It is OK to burn this back to CD using ImgBurn on Windows or Disk Utility on Mac OS X, or Toast on Mac OS 9/X. This archive has been tested as working, prior to uploading.MD5 checksum & filename: 5ba031dfd678a74b9dee414af93ea514 *macos-922-uni.zip
I have used this to boot up and install to a beige G3 and an eMac G4 OK. This will install onto most early to late model G3 & G4 Macs. However if the Mac cannot boot into OS 9, e.g: Macs with USB 2.0, then this CD will not be of use (as a bootable System Install CD). Check everymac.com for specs if you are unsure if your Mac is capable of booting to Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier.
PowerLogix manufactured 3rd party G3 and G4 upgrade cards for Macintosh. This is their driver software for a G3 daughter card from 1999. PowerLogix included a full install of LinuxPPC 1999 Release 5, on the CD which came with the G3 daughter card.
This upload is a hardly touched boot image for BasiliskII, SheepShaver and MiniVMacII.(Note that SheepShaver will need a 4MB OldWorld ROM to boot into 7.6.1 or lower - the ROM is hosted on GS12´s awesome site: _oldworld_rom4mb.rom.zip )MiniVMac (Mac Plus) does not boot from this upload, but it should be easy enough to run a custom install for it.
Mac OS X 10.1 "Puma": The retail Puma package has two CDs; the main OS installer is still a single CD, but there's a second CD labeled "Tools" that has some extra fonts, utilities and a few dev goodies that are all completely optional. You got a LOT more when you bought a brand-new Mac that shipped with Puma - eleven CDs, which included Puma, Mac OS 9.2.2, a Hardware Test CD, an Applications disc, and a 6-CD set holding a system-restore image. Most folk who bought Puma as a retail/upgrade would install the tools too, so 648MB + 341 MB = 989 MB
Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard": When you're supporting two disparate CPU architectures, everything takes up more than twice the space. Retail OS X Leopard ships on a dual-layer DVD that is absolutely chock-a-block full - 7.553 GB of the 8 GB capacity is taken, but not all of that is OS. The System you run when you boot the DVD is 1.1 GB, there's another gig's worth of 'Optional Installers' (mostly Xcode), but the main folder of installers amounts to 6 GB worth, which happens to include all the language packs, fonts for same, and over 2 GB worth of printer drivers. There's also a 460 MB hidden ISO partition that's got the Boot Camp software on it for Windows. If you add up the size of just the installers used to make up the default OS X - remember, it carries all the baggage needed for both PowerPC and Intel - it adds up to 2.15 GB.
Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard": The boxed retail Snow Leopard ships on a dual-layer DVD like Leopard did, and it too is chokka-block. You'd think going Intel-only would free up a lot of space on the disc, but no, they've filled the once-free-space with even more extras, including the PowerPC emulator, Rosetta - including the hidden Boot Camp partition, it all adds up to a very full 7.82 GB. There are two releases, 10.6.0 and 10.6.3 (in fact, Apple still sell the 10.6.3 DVD through the Store) with the latter release squeezing in even tighter, but if I cherry-pick the installer packages for a default OS install, it comes to 2.31 GB.
Slighlty related to this issue but needs more investigation at my end. I've been having issues for the last 6 months or so downloading iTunes apps with larger ones frequently stopping with a generic error. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to download the file. Since running the public beta of Yosemite and the full release, I've had issues with slow download speeds. There's a few discussions on various Apple boards about this issue. My download speeds on speedtest.net had dropped from 160 MBs to 50-70 maximum in both Safari and Chrome on my Mac mini. If I rebooted it into Windows 8.1, then I got the full speed. This didn't happen in Mavericks, just Yosemite.I found a link today that suggested that disabling Web Protection in Sophos sped up the internet connection so I tried it and the speed resumed back to 160 MBs but dropped again when I reneable the Web Protection. A 100 MBs difference is quite significant.The reason I'm mentioning it here is I was able to download all the updates to my apps via iTunes for the first time in ages, no stalls so I'm wondering if both issues are related to Sophos. I'm running Sophos 9.2.2
These machines came set from the factory to boot into Mac OS X, with OS 9 also loaded on the hard drive. No OS 9 installer was provided, rather that was available as part of the Software Restore CDs bundled with the Mac. The MDD uses a model-specific version of Mac OS 9.2.2, newer than what was included on the last retail OS 9 installer. You need the bundled discs if you want to reinstall a bootable OS 9 on this machine. (Note: only MDDs without FireWire 800 ports can boot into OS 9, models with FireWire 800 ports require OS X. The install CD I used is Apple part number 691-4078-A.)
Off-the-shelf I did not, but fortunately I knew what he meant and where to get one. My last job before running Oakbog full time was as IT Manager for a recording studio, and we ran ProTools hardware and software on these very Mac models! We had about 5 of those systems at one point, so I suspected there were plenty of CDs still buried deep in drawers. Fortunately there were, I contacted my colleagues at the studio and arranged to get a set of the install discs.
I have a G4 mirror. It had 1 hard drive. Another computer I had was running system 9.2.2 for my Scitex, and it died. I took the hard drive and put it into the 2nd drive spot and hooked it up in the g4 mirror. I can see everything on that drive and I can access all the files. When I go into the system preferences and go to the startup disk and select system 9 and restart, I get a ? folder. When I try to reinstall system 9.2.2 I get a message Quicktime is not compatible, please upgrade to QT 6.0.3. When I try to start Classic it says the same thing. I need to run system 9 to run my Scitex software, any ideas?
Hi Rhian, if you continuously hold down the mouse button when booting up the Mac the CD drive door should open, shortly after the chime. Early QuickSilver models could boot Mac OS 9.2.1 but later ones could not. The Mac OS 9.2.2 version linked from this page will work, it requires a manual install as described. Systems for Intel Macs will not boot PowerPC models.
To install this system, download and expand Mac OS 9.zip. (The file is about 620MB in size; it contains a 1.5 GB hard disk image file.) You may copy the Mac OS 9 application to your Applications folder or run it from anywhere else. This is a universal application, native to both Intel and Apple Silicon machines. (Updated 29 May 2022.)
Preserving your system when you update this app: If you ever need to install an updated version of this app, you can preserve any customizations you made to its emulated hard disk. Hold down the Option key when launching your older version of the app, and choose the option to export (backup) the Mac OS 9 hard disk image to your macOS desktop. Then run the new version of the app once to make certain it is working; shut it down; hold down the Option key when launching it again, and choose the option to import a backed-up hard disk image. This will restore your customized "classic" Mac OS 9 system.
I have created a similar, experimental system that runs System 7.6.1 under the BasiliskII emulator. You may download it in System761.zip. The System761 application works in essentially the same way as the Mac OS 9 application described elsewhere on this page: you may copy files to System 7 desktop by dropping them on the System761 icon. See the How to use it section below for further information. Note the special instructions for temporarily mounting disk images for installing or copying software in System761.
I have also created a system (based on the System761 app) that runsMac OS 8.1 under the BasiliskII emulator. You can download it in MacOS8.zip. Everything that this page says about the System761 app also applies to the MacOS8 app. See the How to use it section below for further information. Note the special instructions for temporarily mounting disk images for installing or copying software in MacOS8.
For disk images used for games or software installation: If you want to mount a CD-ROM image that will let you install a game or other software, shut down the Mac OS 9 app, then drop the image on the Mac OS 9 app. Then follow the prompts to add the image as an additional disk, and choose the option to leave the image in its present location and link it to the application. Then, launch the Mac OS 9 app and install your game or software. Then shut down the Mac OS 9 app and either delete, move, or rename the disk image that you added and no longer want to use in Mac OS 9. The next time you start up the Mac OS 9 app, the disk image will no longer be on the desktop. 2b1af7f3a8