700 Mhz G4 eMAC OS options.. need advice

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ccabal, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. ccabal macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    Hi Folks,
    I just got a 700 MHz G4 eMac on ebay. It came with OSX 10.3 (Tiger) installed but doesnt have Classic (OS9.x) on it. I do have a number of classic applications that I would love to be able to run on it. What are my options?
    My goal is to be able to have a OS 10.3 or 10.4 machine, and have classic support or be able to boot into some OS 9.x flavor. What options do I have? I read somewhere that I can buy a System Restore CD for eMac on ebay that would have OS9 and OSX but the problem is that the OSX would be probably 10.2, and I hate to go back to 10.2. Any advice?
    Another goal is not to spend too much money on this ;)

  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    If you want classic support, then 10.4 is the farthest you can go. Look on ebay, there might be some good deals.
  3. PurrBall macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    Definitely go with 10.4.x, most apps are starting to drop support for 10.3.x.
  4. ccabal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    so if I go with 10.4, how would I also install OS9.x ?

    Would I need to start with the eMac software restore, and install that, and then later install OSX 10.4? What is the correct order? Or does that matter?

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