I have a Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 and the hard drive is blank and also I have no boot disc.
What should I do then? Would burning a Mac OS 9.2.1 installion disc using a Mac computer and the IS960 format work? The image is currently a DMG image.
I first need to extract the contents of the installation disc image on a Mac and then burn the folders / contents to a DVD-R disc?
I would then turn the Mac on and try to boot off a CD, holding down the C key. If this fails I would boot in open firmware so I can load the installer. Are these the correct steps?
Are there any additional measures I have to take? What do I need to do with the hard drive besides just formatting it as HFS+?
I been doing a lot of research, but support for this OS has been discontinued. I can only go up to Mac OS X 10.4 as the highest version.
Also, do I need to first fix the firmware if I'm getting errors such as "default catch x0000-something and stack overflow / load size too small " when I try to do operations in the firmware?
I do have a successful connection if I browse for the computer on my network. I do see the MAC address and the IP address. So would a network boot / setting up Mac OS over a network be easier when I run into problems trying to load the installer from CD or an external device?
The specs are:
- PMG4 800MHZ/256MD SDRAM/40GB DVDRW/CDRW/RV200
- 56k MDM/GIGE
- Assembled: 2001