installing OS 9.2.2 from eMac cds

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  1. chonnie macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to do a clean install of OS 9.2.2 from a set of eMac install/restore cds without having OS X installed? The cds don't seem to be bootable, and no app in OS 9 can open the files on the cds. I thought I read something about being able to create new cds using the disc copy utility in OS X, but I can't seem to figure it out by myself... :(
     
  2. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    What version eMac do you have? If it is one of the later models, 9.2.2 won't run on the computers without OsX. Of it is the early models, it will run 9.2.2, but with OsX the way it is nowadays, why would you want to.Try this: System preferences>Startup Disc. If you can boot in classic, Os9 is supported, if not, there is no easy way to install classic only.

    Edit: It seems the install discs that Apple ships with the computers, only installs 9.2.2 for use under classic mode.
     
  3. chonnie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually trying to install 9.2.2 on an iMac, an older 500 mhz model.
     
  4. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    the package to install os 9 is a hidden file on the software disk, I want to say disk 2 but it I can't remember. get the files to show and you can install and boot up in os9
     
  5. chonnie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good. But it's that "get the files to show" part that's giving me trouble.
     
  6. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    you can do it through the terminal, but the easiest way to do it is to download a program (i used the trial version of cocktail) that will allow you to see hidden files.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    There's no Terminal on a Mac without OS X installed, as the OP noted. No, you're not going to be able to install 9.2.2 from your eMac Restore CDs if the Mac isn't running OS X. You should really purchase a legal installer copy of Mac OS 9. It should be pretty cheap considering it's 4 years old.
     
  8. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    the original poster had mentioned disk utility for os X. I assumed os x was installed. my mistake
     
  9. macdrew1234 macrumors newbie

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    Here's the Trick

    insert the emac restore cd...

    then do a “find” on specific places: “emac restore cd”...

    pull down the search window...

    and chose by “visibility”...

    by “invisible items”...

    hit return / search

    bam! all the restore / dmg files are there...

    look for OS9General.dmg

    double click to mount...

    then either drag and drop the 9.2.2 folder to your drive, or burn a bootable CD from the OS9General.dmg using Disk Utility or Toast.

    hope this helps...

    a fellow apple phone monkey
     

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