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Mac OS 9.2.2 (Mac mini PPC G4 Only) Install Image

Mac OS 9.2.2 (Mac mini G4 Only) - Bootable ISO Image
Contains Modified ROM & Hacked Video drivers, No Crazy OF Commands to type, Just Boot and Install !
Version 9 (Updated March 2020)

NOTE: Four years in the making, this install is intended for Mac mini G4s only (1.25, 1.33, 1.42, 1.5 Ghz.)

If your Mac is NOT a mini and it supports native booting to Mac OS 9, then please use this Install:,2109.0.html

The Download folder also contains an optional SIT Archive that will automatically modify an existing Mac OS 9.2 system with all the latest modifications/files for the mac mini in case you need to modify a System setup while preserving all System settings and 3rd party Applications.  This is useful for those who do NOT want to format the drive in the mini and do a fresh install from the Bootable ISO.

--- Quote ---This CD image was compiled by RossDarker, the creator of the ISO; it contains all the modified files created/modified by other core members of MacOS9Lives and is a complete working masterpiece for the Mac mini G4...
You can message RossDarker, the creator of the ISO and SIT archive for specific questions
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A Video showing the entire install can be seen on Youtube Here:

Special Thanks (in alphabetical order): to Daniel, darthnVader, ELN, Mactron, MacOS Plus, nanopico, RossDarker, and all Others who made this possible

Read about the development here...,2408.0.html

No Need to Install OS X !
No DMG or other image files Needed !
No Need for any Additional Updates or Patches !
No Need to Type Open Firmware Commands

ISO Build Notes (from RossDarker): These notes and more are mentioned in the "About CD Extras & Read Me" which is present in the CD Extras folder.

--- Quote ---1) The ROM used in the Mac mini ISO a modified 9.6.1 version with ELN's modifications and MacTron's custom Happy Mac icon when you boot up.

2) The CD comes bundled with a CD Extras folder (in the root folder of the CD), that contains the Bugdom Demo, Bugdom 1.2.1 Update if you have a purchased and older version, USB Overdrive installer, Classilla 9.3.3.

3) The "Multiprocessing" folder has been removed from the System Folder to prevent the mini from freezing in a sleep state and not waking up if power management is being used. Manually adding this folder and it's contents back to your Extensions folder will make the fans of the Mac mini function better (quieter and cooler), but we recommend the safer configuration that supports sleep. See new Notes

4) USB Overdrive is to be installed from when you have restored the system and you are booted off a hard drive. Bugdom and Classilla should not be played from the CD, and copied to the "Applications (Mac OS 9)" folder.

5) When booting the CD "Drive Setup" & the "Read me" file automatically open.
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New Notes for Version 8 of the ISO:

Modified files:
System Folder:Mac OS ROM
Changes: Edits/Patches to various parts
Reason for Changes: Allow the Mac mini G4 to boot Mac OS 9
Version: 9.6.1, CPU Software 5.4.

System Folder:Extensions:ATI*
Changes: Patched/Edited ATI extensions.
Reason for Changes: Enables Hardware/3d/2d acceleration and probably other graphics related things

Removed files:
System Folder:Control Panels:Energy Saver
Reason for removal: Replaced by Sleeper.

System Folder:Control Strip Modules:Energy Settings
Reason for removal: Replaced by Sleeper Strip.

Added files:
System Folder:Control Panels:Sleeper
Reason for adding: Only sends display and hard disk to sleep, when told to sleep, and not the CPU. (get's rid of not waking up issue)

System Folder:Control Strip Modules:Sleeper Strip
Reason for adding: Replaces the Energy Settings strip, more or less same functions, but works with the Sleeper control panel

System Folder:Scripting Additions:Sleeper osax
Reason for adding: Think this works with Apple Script to work with the Sleeper Control Panel functions

Lastly, Jon over @ St.Clair Software, the creator of "Sleeper" (which replaces the incompatible "Energy" strip) has given us a "Free" license for Mac OS 9:

--- Quote ---Here is your Sleeper 3.5 registration information:
Your Name:  Mac OS 9 Lives
Registration Number:  5140

To Register Sleeper (removes nag pop-up) follow these steps:
1. Open the Sleeper control panel
2. Click on the 'Register...' button
3. Click on the 'Enter registration code' button
4. In the fields provided, type in your name and registration number exactly as they appear above.  You may type any information you want into the 'Organization' field, such as your company or department name.
(I added all the italics above.)
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