Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to Chequerboard)
Our last eMac shipped with Tiger, and was not OS9-bootable but could run OS9 in the Classic enviromnment. However, it did not have OS9 pre-installed. OS9 was on one of the system disks for optional installation. So I'm not surprised to hear your findings.
Did you get system disks with the purchase? They should ALWAYS be part of the deal.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 7:14 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
No, I didn't get system disks with the purchase I'm afraid.
I have however located a friend who is going to lend me 9.2.2 install discs for the G4 which I believe should work on the emac as the CPU type is PowerPC g4 (1.1).
Going to collect them tomorrow so fingers crossed.
Thanks for the reply, If I've no luck I'll probably be back on for more advice.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 1:58 AM (in response to Niel)
Oh really? Oh ****. Can you clarify whether locating Tiger 10.4.11 install discs will work? I'm assuming that whoever installed tiger on it opted out of the classic install so perhaps it will work if I reinstall.
I just want to make sure before I contact Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Chequerboard)
A full retail install disk for Tiger will not include OS9 to power the Classic environment. The only dsks that have it were the gray disks that shipped with that model eMac.
Call Apple, ask for an operating system specialist (this was suggested by one of our Hosts, who are Apple employees). Have your serial number at hand--that's the only way they can be sure the get the right set of disks for your eMac variant. The disks for other eMacs may not have the right version.
The cost is not bad--like US$16 per disk.