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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Getting MacOS 9.2.2 running on G4 (2000-2001)
« Last post by Overmann on February 20, 2019, 12:04:38 AM »
Yes, one has a 7gb boot partition and the other has 20gb.
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Community Marketplace / Steinberg Cubase VST32 - Mac & PC
« Last post by Jakl on February 19, 2019, 09:56:27 PM »
Heres a Windows and Mac version of Steinbeg Cubase VST32 boxed with book.
It comes with a parallel port key for windows if anyone is interested. Price $40 + postage and handling. Will ship internationally. See photos below
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Community Marketplace / Re: WTB: Apple or Emagic Logic XSkey
« Last post by Jakl on February 19, 2019, 09:34:10 PM »
The last blue Emagic USB xskey is also for sale. The key is authorized for almost everything. Have a look at the picture below for authorizations. Will ship internationally. Price: US$80 + postage and handling.
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Community Marketplace / Re: WTB: Apple or Emagic Logic XSkey
« Last post by Jakl on February 19, 2019, 09:16:37 PM »
I have a rare blue Emagic usb xs key that runs Logic RPC Pro. But according the authorization pictures below it only runs windows - so you will need the windows version of Logic RPC software. Will send internationally. Price US$40 + postage and handling.
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Community Marketplace / Re: WTB: Apple or Emagic Logic XSkey
« Last post by Jakl on February 19, 2019, 09:11:35 PM »
I have a blue Emagic usb xs key for sale for anyone interested. Refer to picture below for authorization list. Seems it is Authorized for Logic Audio 5 on mac and windows. Will send internationally. Price US$30 + Postage and handling.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Getting MacOS 9.2.2 running on G4 (2000-2001)
« Last post by IIO on February 19, 2019, 02:03:55 PM »
boot partition smaller than 192 GB?
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General Hardware Discussions / Getting MacOS 9.2.2 running on G4 (2000-2001)
« Last post by Overmann on February 19, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »
Hi there,
I am having a problem that I cant seem to figure out. I have two G4 power macs. One is a 2000 Gigabit Ethernet 500mhz DualCPU and one is a 2001 733mhz quicksilver. I don't have the actual install CD for either machine and have tried every version I've found online. The problem is the same on both machine. As soon as 9.2.2 is installed the machine freezes right after the OS loads (when the setup assistant pops up to gather system information). It appears I can install 9.0.4 on the Gigabit Ethernet without issue and 9.1 on the quicksilver but neither will go all the way to 9.2.2.

macintoshrepository has a 2002 universal 9.2.2 install CD that is supposedly confirmed to work with my 733mhz quicksilver but I'm having no luck. Does anyone here have any suggestions as to what I can do to troubleshoot? I really want a fast 9.2.2 machine up and running.

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The shift key trick is a bit fiddly. I'd suggest holding it down when you hear the chime and then releasing it momentarily and then holding it down again. Really just keep trying until you get it. That's what I do.

Your description of the issue does suggest that it is an extension issue. For some reason USB Overdrive was giving me an issue where it would keep my mouse from working. Given that the dialogue that comes up telling you that your computer didn't shut down correctly allows you to click with your mouse, it seems that there is nothing wrong with the hardware (you could try a different mouse on that system, just to rule out the mouse buttons as the issue).

Really any wired mouse and keyboard that uses USB or ADB should work. The reason why I say wired is because I've had hit-and-miss experiences with wireless mice and keyboards when trying to get them to respond to keystrokes at startup.

Hopefully this helps :)
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Hello,

I recently decided it would be fun to play around with pre Mac OS X on my G3 B&W tower as I don't have much experience with these operating systems. While searching online for information I came across this site and downloaded the Mac OS 9.2.1 image. I managed to install 9.2.1 a few days ago but when I boot up the system doesn't response to keyboard or mouse clicks (the mouse pointer does respond to movement, just no clicks).

Interestingly, on subsequent boots due to having to hard reset the machine the boot process prompts a warning about the file system needing to be checked and once the check is complete I am able to click "Done" with the mouse to continue to boot process. So, the mouse is fully working initially but something happens by the end of the boot process to stop it fully working. I forgot to check if hitting return on the keyboard will also work at this point but I will check that the next chance I get.

Google results suggested that it could be 'frozen' due to network initialization delay (I initially did not plug in a network cable) but the problem is still there with a network cable plugged in into the network and leaving it for quite a new minutes does not fix anything.

Another possibility according to Google was an extension conflict and that booting with Shift key held down would load the OS without extensions. So far I have not been able to get the boot process to detect the Shift key so I have not been able to see if that makes a difference. I intend to try a different USB PC keyboard soon. This leads me to my questions...

1) I do not have an ADB keyboard and mouse nor do I have the original G3 B&W keyboard and mouse, should a generic PC USB keyboard work okay with this computer and operating system?

2) Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be or what I could try?


I have not made many changes to the system except to upgrade the RAM to 1GiB and replaced the graphics card with a newer ATI model (9200 I think). The machine itself is a 400MHz second revision model and has been working okay with Debian GNU/Linux and OpenBSD over the last few years so I think the hardware itself is okay.

Any help, information or pointers would be gratefully received.

Thanks,
8bitSheep
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Um, er, I have a copy of the Delta CD. This is my first post, and I'm a newbie - bigtime. I'm willing to share to the forum, but I'll probably need someone to talk me through it, with some patience - where and how to upload, etc. I've been using Logic for ages, but without much curiosity about the Macs themselves, until fairly recently. I'm enjoying the discovery, pretty happy with my progress, but probably appallingly ignorant here and there. Got OS 9 running on my old G4 MDD with the original install CDs, and as I was digging through old boxes found the Logic Delta install disc, which worked great, so far so good.
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