No Classic on iMac 17" G5 1.8ghz???

ftaok

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Hey everyone,

My sister recently got a new G5 iMac and the kids were trying to play some older games that they got from the library. Unfortuneatly, the games were made for OS 8 and 9. So I figure, no problem. Just turn on Classic and the games should work just fine.

The problem is that OS 9 wasn't pre-loaded onto the iMac and they don't have any separate OS 9 install CDs. There were 2 disc included; a Software restore and another CD. How does one go about installing OS 9 onto an iMac without an install CD?

I checked Apple's specs for the iMac and it states that "Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther,” includes Classic environment", so I'm thinking that OS 9 should have been installed or at least included.

Any comments or answers? Thanks!
 

Blue Velvet

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It's slightly hidden as an Install custom option on one of the disks...
It will be there, though.
 

ftaok

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Blue Velvet said:
It's slightly hidden as an Install custom option on one of the disks...
It will be there, though.
WOW! That was quick. Thanks. I'll tell my Brother-in-Law about it. He's still under the 90-day phone support, so maybe Apple could talk him through it.

Thanks.
 

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