I bought a used iBook G3/600 14" without installation disks. However, I received the original disks from Apple - four disks simply labeled Disk 1, 2, 3, 4. The G3 is running OS X 10.4. I need to run an old program that requires OS 9. When I attempt to run the old program, the system attempts to open Classic and then I get an error that OS 9 is not installed and I need to install it from the installation disks, something about 'other software'. Well, I have looked through all four disks and do not see any folder that resembles 'OS 9' or 'Classic'. Should it be there labeled separately, or is it an option when installing OS X? I attempted to start the OS X installation to see if something like that was an option and all that happened (and I let it run all night) was a white screen with the apple on it and the 'working' circle.
Obviously, I do not know my way around macs. The manual that came with the iBook does not have software installation information. Can anyone help me figure out how to get Classic/OS 9 properly installed alongside OS X so that I can run this program in Classic Mode?
Edit: From what I have gleaned from the internet, although I currently have OS X 10.4 Tiger installed, the iBook shipped out with 9.2.1 & X 10.1.2, so the installation disks would probably only have 10.1.2 on them. With that being said, will I have to erase my hard drive and reinstall OS X 10.1.2 from the installation disks and check off install the OS 9 drivers? I understand that means losing Tiger, but my only purpose for having this mac is to run that single program. Do I have to restart the system with disk 1 in the drive and press C?