WTB: Apple OS 9 install cd

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by tonywalker23, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2003
    i want to install os 9 on a blue and white power mac g3. i tried looking on ebay but there were so many different kinds that all claimed to install os 9 it confused me.

    i think im looking for a 'retail cd' but correct me if im wrong. i didnt switch until the jaguar days so the os 9 stuff im not too up on.

    if anyone has one im interested.

  2. macrumors 65816


    If you can look at the pics of the ones on ebay, mostly all RETAIL disks have a white background, with black lettering and a very large gold "9" that runs down thru the center of the cd.

    The OEM disks, otoh, have a grey background with white lettering and say either "restore disk" or "install disk" on them.

    If none of the above, you'd probably be looking at a pirated copy......

    most of the online stores that deal in older macs should have some for sale. ie lowendmac.com, macsofalltrades.com, secondhandmac.com etc etc OWC has the gray ones for $38......
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2005
    I have the white with the Gold 9 on it. It is titled Mac OS 9 Featuring Sherlock 2.

    Shoot me a PM if interested.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    I have a few of the grey ones... let me know.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
    Try phoning the Apple Store (don't bother e-mailing them you'll be there all year).

    I bought 9.2.1 for about £18 2 years ago, fairly easy - CD only no maual.

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