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Classic for an Ibook G3/800

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Hey,

 

I have an iBook G3 800mhz that runs OS X great but I'd like to play around with OS 9...for nostalgia, if nothing else!

 

I have an iMac Install CD and a Restore CD with 9.0.4 on it, but that won't work for classic on this iBook, nor then can I boot from it.

 

So how do I obtain OS 9.1 or later? I'd rather not pay for it... could I somehow upgrade to 9.1 from sheepshaver, even though it can't run 9.1, and then extract the image to my drive?

 

-Urby

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Hey,

 

I have an iBook G3 800mhz that runs OS X great but I'd like to play around with OS 9...for nostalgia, if nothing else!

 

I have an iMac Install CD and a Restore CD with 9.0.4 on it, but that won't work for classic on this iBook, nor then can I boot from it.

 

So how do I obtain OS 9.1 or later? I'd rather not pay for it... could I somehow upgrade to 9.1 from sheepshaver, even though it can't run 9.1, and then extract the image to my drive?

 

-Urby

 

 

The same way you "obtained" MacOs for Intel. Demonoid, pirate bay etc.

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I was hoping for a more techie/legal way to do this... oh well.

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If you search around within the resore disk you might be able to find a '.img' file that contains the hard drive image. You can mount that and copy the contents of it to your hard drive. I know my 9.0.4 iMac restore CDs worked this way.

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that .img file doesn't work: the iBook requires 9.1 or later, so this 9.0.4 system folder is of no use to me.

I'm downloading 9.2.2 from piratebay and it's SLOOOW...

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Just a little warning to ya, I'd say about 90% of the OS 9 install disks leaked out there by torrents are some kind of PowerMac or PowerBook G4 restore disk. :(

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another warning what you are downloading is probably a restore CD because i only remember 9.1 retail

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Thanks guys, I can't wait to get it all up and running!

But I have a question:

While the 9.2.2 restore disk downloads, I was wondering if I could do it another way. As I said, I have the 9.0.4 installation and I've installed it to sheepshaver before. I could do it again with a half-hour!

Do any of you think I'd be able to update, and even though Sheepshave won't work with it anymore, copy over the new system folder?

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Just a little warning to ya, I'd say about 90% of the OS 9 install disks leaked out there by torrents are some kind of PowerMac or PowerBook G4 restore disk. :pirate2:

 

OS 9 disks (and for that matter OS 10.1 disks) tend to be rather generic. I freely switched between an iMac G3 disk and PowerBook G4 disk with no problems.

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