Mac OS 9 Retail Disc Needed

trainhappy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 5, 2013
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I have an iMac G3, when I boot it, it says "bootr unknown word, failed to boot.", firmware 3.0.f3. So I need to install Mac OS 9 on it to get the v4 firmware on it. I tryed setenv boot-command, but it doesn't remember the command. Does any one have a spare Mac OS 9 Retail disk? I called Apple, and they told me I can get one through 3rd party, so they didnt do a thing.
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,106
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Solon, OH
I happen to have a Mac OS 9 retail disc kicking around. I no longer use it, as I no longer have any PowerPC Macs capable of running it, and have accepted that Classic emulation on an Intel Mac, though great as a stopgap measure, is just that - a stopgap, and won't be supported forever. ;)
 

trainhappy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 5, 2013
3
0
I happen to have a Mac OS 9 retail disc kicking around. I no longer use it, as I no longer have any PowerPC Macs capable of running it, and have accepted that Classic emulation on an Intel Mac, though great as a stopgap measure, is just that - a stopgap, and won't be supported forever. ;)
How much would shipping cost for it? :)