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Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal (Just Format & Drag files to Install)
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:46:08 AM »
Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal (Just Format & Drag files to Install) - Self Extracting
This install does NOT need to be burnt to a CD, just extract and copy files to a Mac OS volume...

Note: For a Bootable CD Image to Install 9.2.2, see our Most Popular Download, Here...

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Mac OS 9 Self Extracting Archive: Mac OS 9 Format (922DragInstall.sea.bin) Use Stuffit 7.1

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Mac OS X Self Extracting Archive: Mac OS X Format (freshDragInstall.img.sitx)

Note: Use the OS X version only if you are running Mac OS X and cannot extract OS 9 archives; read notes below.

Details: Full version of 9.2.2 for all Mac G3 and G4 Systems...

Contains: Mac OS ROM Version 10.2.1, Mac OS CPU Software 5.9 from 04.2003, Graphics Card Updates from 10.2002

This archive was created from the original apple software that was included with an MDD 1.25 GHZ. FW400 G4 2003, the last official G4 tower that could boot directly to Mac OS 9.  With the original Apple OS X and OS 9 Restore CDs that came with it (Updated for the 2003 Model), I created a Dual Boot G4; however before booting to Mac OS 9 for the first time I then dragged a copy of the fresh 9.2.2 (system,apps,documents) install to a sub folder called "OS 9 Drag Install." This fresh install can be copied to the root folder level of an internal or external Drive (FireWire) to create a bootable Mac OS 9.2.2 System.

Now for the 3 min OS 9.2.2 Install... Create a Bootable FW extranal drive, then Boot any G3 / G4 to the 9.2.2 FW drive (by Hold alt-Option Key).  Run Drive Setup from the FW Drive and Partition and Format the internal hard disk (Mac OS Extended). Now simply drag the OS 9.2.2 install folders (system,apps,documents) from Firewire drive to the root of the freshly formatted internal HD. Reboot (Hold alt) and select the internal hard drive. All G3s and G4s can have 9.2.2 installed in minutes by this method... Power Mac, iBook, iMac, or Powerbook.

As a Final Note  After the install you can run the System profiler to see what video card is in the newly setup mac and run the extensions manager to turn off the nVidia or ATI drivers that the current system doesn't need as well as any other un-needed extensions.

Also see this Post about Optimizing Extensions

Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal Image (Just Format & Drag files) File Versions
Mac OS ROM Version 10.2.1, Mac OS CPU Software 5.9 from 04.2003
Graphics Card Updates from 10.2002
"ATI 8500 3D Accelerator" Extension, Version 7.0.7, Mac OS CPU Software 5.9, from 10.2002
"ATI Driver Update" Extension, Version 2.4.4, Mac OS CPU Software 5.9, from 03.2003
"Nvidia 2D Accelerator" Extension, Version 3.5.2, Mac OS CPU Software 5.4
« Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 06:28:24 PM by DieHard »
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