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Offline ernestbunbury

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Installing MacOS 9 on an iMac G4 FP 1st gen
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:44:49 PM »
Hello everyone

I'm trying to resurrect my good old imac found in the basement.
But of course I don't want to to use OSX on it and that is what is currently installed.
I have the first model so it supports booting on 9.
The question is do I have to use the restoration CDs (that of course I don't have anymore)
Or can use a standard os9 cd that I can find on the internet?

Thanks a lot for your help

Offline FdB

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Re: Installing MacOS 9 on an iMac G4 FP 1st gen
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 03:24:16 PM »
Hey,

I've been doing a bit of this resurrection activity myself lately and I've found "Mactron's Bootable Rescue CD & Disk Repair w/Mac OS Install Included" (found here on the site @ http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3177.0.html ), to be an absolute great place to begin. It may not have everything that you might want... but it does have almost everything.

Download the file and burn a CD from it. Then boot your iMac with the CD. You can then wipe and reformat your iMac's drive if you like, using the disk utility on the CD... before installing OS 9.2.2.
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Re: Installing MacOS 9 on an iMac G4 FP 1st gen
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 08:35:36 AM »
Yes MacTron's Rescue disk is a must have!! ;D