Which discs to use?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gooser, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    i have an old imac g4 800mhz machine i would like to restore and i have a ton of discs that came with the machine. first of all i have 6 software restore discs, an osx install disc, an os9 install disc and an applications disc. do i need to run all of these and in which order? i'll upgrade my osx when i am done. thanks.
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    The depends on which iMac G4 800mhz machine you have. 2 of those models can boot into OS 9, but the last one was OS X only that shipped with Jaguar. If that's the one that you have, then only use OS X since that's what you do anyway.
  3. gooser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    it will boot in os 9. all of these discs came with the machine.
  4. WMD macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2013
    Florida, USA
    I would do OS 9 first, then OS X, then software restore and applications. Unless the software restore discs make mention of some version of Mac OS being on them - but I doubt that, otherwise, why would it come with separate OS discs?

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