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Installing Mac OS 9.2.2 Simp.Chinese on an iBook G3

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:59 am
by startmenus
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I got an iBook G3 (Dual-USB model, PPC G3 700MHz, 384M RAM, 30G, 16M VRAM) a couple of weeks ago. I created two volumes on it, one sized 24GB with Mac OS X 10.4 installed and another sized approx 4GB to install Mac OS 9.2.2 Simplified Chinese.
But the problem is, the Mac OS 9.2.2 Simp.Chinese CD is for PowerMac G4 only. I tried to run the installer which told me it was not compatible with my computer... And OS9General.dmg on the Restoration CD shipped with this machine is English edition. Although Chinese Language kit helps to input Chinese, there are still garbled texts when Chinese programs.

Re: Installing Mac OS 9.2.2 Simp.Chinese on an iBook G3

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:58 am
by yksoft1
Try find a Mac OS 9.2.2 SC for eMac CD (with Mac OS ROM 9.0.1), this is working for all iBook G3s according to Chinese Mac communities.

Re: Installing Mac OS 9.2.2 Simp.Chinese on an iBook G3

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:08 am
by startmenus
yksoft1 wrote:Try find a Mac OS 9.2.2 SC for eMac CD (with Mac OS ROM 9.0.1), this is working for all iBook G3s according to Chinese Mac communities.
I haven't found this CD image so far. But I found this "Mac OS 9.2.2 install.dmg" sized 3.6G containing Mac OS 9.2.2 in 16 languages(including Simp.Chinese).
Later, I burned it to DVD and installed the S.Chinese edition to the target volume. After I boot off this volume, I found that the resolution was 640x480 and the picture was placed on the center(although 1024x768 was the only item on "monitor' panel). What's worse, no sound and cannot adjust volume...
And I realized, maybe those images were for Classic environment only.

Re: Installing Mac OS 9.2.2 Simp.Chinese on an iBook G3

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:35 pm
by startmenus
I managed...
Install Mac OS 9.2.2 install.dmg and start Classic Environment with that folder. Run the Installer of Mac OS 9.2.2 SC for Power Mac G4 under Classic Environment to avoid the tip. Although some packages was not be installed, the system does work.