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Offline morerecords

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Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4 867 mhz...
I bought the original os9 installer from ebay, howver my G4 titanium powerbook would only boot from the CD, then I downloaded a 9.2.2 installer online, same result.
I keep getting the error message that I can only run os9 natively from the CD installer, and not from the internal hard drive.
NOT osx - I need actual os 9 native.
Thanks, much appreciated.

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Re: Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 09:52:29 AM »
which other Mac/PC do you have available for download and install preparations ?
Iirc the Ti is already covered in one of the threads here - booting it in Firewire Disk Mode probably the most convenient approach.
Strategy similiar to this one for the Alu-Book, but your case is more simple because your device is supposed to boot 9 natively.
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3912.0.html

You may apply the same approach (leave out the new drive, tho) and after the Ti booted, copy the Ti specific extensions by USB.
For recovering you song it doesn't have to be setup in each and every detail.


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Re: Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 06:52:33 AM »
many thanks
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Re: Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 09:42:46 AM »
as i outlined in the other thread you started, you need to be using the install/restore cds from November 2002 or later, NOT BEFORE!

the 1ghz cd image linked by devils advisor is your best bet.
you need to download it, and burn it somehow, preferrably using the same application it was created with (which seems to be adaptec/roxio TOAST for mac)
if you have to use OSX to do so, so be it, this shouldnt affect the end result "burned disc" - afterwards simply boot the powerbook g4 with the correct cd

after you boot
if u have to pick between install + restore,
the RESTORE method might be preferred for you.

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Re: Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 07:09:39 AM »
restore. got it.
I will try again tonight.
still lost...
but let's try restore and fingers crossed.
thank you agin

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Re: Please advise me or point me to tutorial for installing os9 on titanium G4
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 07:44:29 AM »
you arent lost!
just burn these three discs
from the link devilsadvisor posted above!
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/powerbook-g4-titanium-867mhz1ghz-software-installation-restore-discs

and you are set..
just follow the install process
and you should be good

im sure apple would have had to have made the install process dummy proof