iMac Restore CD's

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iMac Restore CD's

Ok, I have a retail version of os 9.0, but I own a summer 2001 iMac G3, so the minimum it will boot off is 9.1

quite annoyed!

now over here, mac os 9 retail CD's go for around $40 and the iMac restore CD's never appear on eBay. So I have ahem *acquired* many different disk images, all 9.1+ and not one of them will boot!

Ive tried the adding the desktop folder trick in toast before burning, but no dice. tried straight burning, but that doesnt work either.

Any help?

thanks!

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burning - how, exactly?

How you burn a "bootable" disk image is critical to whether or not it will be actually "bootable" once written to your media. It's also essential that whoever ripped the original disks used proper method, else the resulting disk won't be bootable in any case.

If you're using Toast, to burn a bootable CD/DVD you should never mount a disk image in Finder. Instead, merely select the disk image file (as a Disk Image, NOT data), then tell Toast to burn that file straight to your media.

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thats how ive done it for all

thats how ive done it for all of them! well, all the ones that were dmg's anyway. Some have been .nrg or .iso that i am meant to burn with windows apparently. I have now tried copying over the system folder from the cd and "blessing" it. no dice. It says something like it cannot run when copied over from its original media. hmm. any other thoughts?

thanks!

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.nrg is nero

which is nero's ISO, just like Apple's ISO is .cdr
Just change the .nrg to .iso and then burn. It helps if you have an OS X machine to burn from

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.iso will burn from any decen

.iso will burn from any decent burning program, including the built-in from Disk Utility of OS X. Windows, however doesn't include .iso burning and you need one of the many free simple utils or one of the large burning packages to do it. Linux typically has a multitude of options, depending on the distro of choice.

The key is to not burn the one ISO *file* to the disc and end up with a single large on file there, but rather to use the function like "burn disc from image" or what ever option your software uses in other words that reads the ISO and sees the layout of every block of the disc and will leave multiple files/dirs on it. This advice is explicitly appropriate for burning Linux distro ISOs and other free software as well.

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yes, i know what you mean and

yes, i know what you mean and have been doing all that. by burning in windows i meant the nrg file using nero in windows, sorry if that was unclear!

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