iMac G3 on Mac OS X – Part 1 – Setup

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My efforts at getting this old Grape trayloading iMac G3 onto Mac OS X Jaguar :

Specs (at the time of video) :

333MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) with 512KB L2 cache.
160MB (1x32MB and 1x128MB) RAM on a 67MHz Bus (this has since been upgraded to 256MB)
6GB Quantum Fireball Hard Disk Drive
6MB ATi Rage Pro Graphics Chip
24x Tray Loading CD-ROM drive
Apple USB Keyboard and Mouse
15″ 1024×768 CRT Display (built-in)


  1. Question about installing OS 9!!! (I've only meddled with sheepshaver which accepts OS 9.0.4) so I'm not to keen about an actual machine. I just got a Bondi Blue in the mail and it has OS 8.6 and some junk.. I wanna wipe it out and get 9.2.2 running on there. Do I have to install 8.6 then install each update consecutively? from 8.6 to 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.2.1, 9.2.2?

    Also wondering if I even have to start at 8.6…. I know that 9.2.2 is an update, was there ever an OS 9 CD? Would it be 9.0.4? and if so, can I jump directly from 9.0.4 to 9.2.2?

    Sorry for the mess of questions…

  2. Hey mate cheers for the video. Any chance you could give me a heads up on where you found Jaguar. I'm doing the same thing. Firmware's up to date just need to find OSX. Cheers

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