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How to boot PPC PowerMacs from a CD/DVD : G3, G4, iMac, iBook, eMac, etc...?

So you've acquired or burned a Mac OS install CD or you made yourself a custom boot disk and would like to boot from it but when you insert it in your Mac and power it on, it always boots from the hard drive? Then here's how to access the PPC boot selection screen...   You can boot any PowerMac from a removable media by turning it on and immediately holding down the OPTION (ALT) key until a boot selection screen shows up...

How to factory reset an old PowerPC Mac if I lost the restore CD's?

You're the proud owner of a retro PPC Mac model and you'd like to initialize/reset it to factory defaults but you lost the original install/restore disks? MR to the rescue! Follow this universal method that fits any PowerPC Mac model.   1) Identify what PowerPC Mac model you got. 1a) If it still can boot into classic Mac OS (8 or 9) then navigate to the Mac's hard drive, then "Applications" folder, then launch...

How to make a Universal Mac OS X Leopard Installer USB drive in Windows 10

This tutorial used this copy of Leopard, a 16GB PNY USB 3.0 Flash drive, and Windows 10 version 1909. An 8GB drive should work fine, but that is the minimum size I would recommend to try. You will also need to download TransMac. The version used in this tutorial is TransMac 12.6. Note: TransMac costs $59, but a 15 day free trial is also offered and will work well enough for this purpose. Please purchase a license if you intend to use the...

Installing System 7.0.1 in Mini vMac

(NOTE: This article can work with other system versions, you just need to learn how the installer is different, and change around some of the steps for that version. You can also use a real mac, but the installation will be different, and it might be frustrating.) To install System 7.0.1 in Mini vMac, first you'll need Mini vMac, found here: You can pick any variation, as long as you do not pick a...

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