Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to countergame)
Is this happening while booting to the Software Install CD for OS 9.2.2 when wanting to install OS 9, or after installing OS 9.2.2 and booting to the OS 9 on the hard drive?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to Don Archibald)
Yep, it's happening while booting to the Software CD.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to countergame)
Are you sure that OS 9.2.2 Software Install CD is the one that originally came with that machine? Reason I ask - one from a different model may be able to boot the machine, but will often result in monitor problems. The OS ( install disks that come with a Mac are specific to it, and generally can not successfully run a different model - it just doesn't include the necessary components for the different hardware.
If it is the correct disk, you might try resetting ("zapping") the PRAM in the process of booting the machine to the CD.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Don Archibald)
Yes it's the original CD, it was in the box too. It bought in the Apple Store back in 2002/03? Can't remember. But Mac OS 9 was installed on this machine with OS X Jaguar... But i had to format the HD to install Panther.
But the funny thing is Mac OS 9 already had the right res. on the welcome screen, but after some seconds the display turns black..
I already reseted the PRAM.. But it still doesn't work..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to countergame)
So, there is no chance to install OS 9 on it?! Okay..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to countergame)
I can not think of any specific reason that machine should not be able to boot to its original OS 9.2.2 Software Install CD.
• The internal battery may need changing. One that is too weak or dead may cause booting problems.
• If the video card in the machine is not the original one, the software elements in the OS on the OS 9.2.2 Software Install CD may not be able to support it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Don Archibald)
Oh.. The Video card in the machine is the original one, and the battery is still okay too. Because i can't boot to Mac OS 9 after i upgraded to Panther and installed all Updates.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to Don Archibald)
Only the 15" iMac G4 700 Mhz model and 800 Mhz model with Superdrive offered Mac OS 9 booting. The rest were only able to support Classic in the iMac G4 arena.