Wanted: iMac G4 (last OS 9-bootable) Restore Disc set.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Anonymous Freak, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Posted it in the marketplace, but figure this kind of thing is generally allowed here, too.

    Just acquired a mid-2002 iMac G4, and want the original restore disc set for it. It's the last iMac that can natively boot OS 9, and requires its Restore disc to install OS 9, since it came out after Mac OS 9.2.2.

    PM me if you have a set, please!
  2. MacTech68, Aug 3, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    A few queries...

    Are you chasing just the OS9 System Folder and basic Applications or,

    OS 9 System Folder, basic Applications and bundled OS9 Applications like iMovie & iDVD, or

    Do you know the 691 number(s) you are chasing?

    Since you've noted in the marketplace that it's a 17" 800Mhz, according to my knowledge, you'll want a 9.2.2/10.1.5 set.

    The AHT with that set MUST be AHT v1.2.2 which was introduced with the 17" version. The problem here is that AHT v1.2.2 also shipped with earlier G4 iMacs and late model Slot Loading iMacs from the iMac (Summer 2000) onwards.

    The iMac (17" Flat Panel) also shipped with a 9.2.2/10.2.0 but this set may have been crippled to not boot into OS9 despite it appearing that the non OS9 booting iMacs from serial number xx303xxxxxx or later were crippled in hardware.

    Which also begs the question:

    What is your iMac's serial number?

    EDIT: the "MacOS Rom File" needed for 9.2.2 for this 17 model of iMac is v9.5.1. The 15" only required "MacOS Rom File" v9.0.1
  3. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    I'm looking for the complete set with apps.

    I have (since posting) managed to get a booting 9.2.2, by copying over the 9.2.2 System Folder from my 12" PowerBook G4's original 10.2/9.2.2 restore set (which included it solely to run 'Classic',) but that System Folder is missing pieces, and is a bare-minimum install. If I try to include the missing pieces from a 9.2.1-patched-to-9.2.2, it crashes on boot.

    Yes, I'm looking for the 10.1 set, not the 10.2 set.

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