I thought with this iMac G5, the least I could do is make a quick video of how to do it.
I’ve done the hard work of converting the eMac 9.2 install CD to read-writeable, updating the system folder, then converting that back to a read-only image so the MacOS install can happen.
I’ve uploaded the file over on archive.org: ro-macos9updated.dmg.
The steps are somewhat simple basically download & mount the disk image.
Open up the prefrences, go into classic and select the
Then hit start to boot the image.
Then go and run the installer
Uncheck everything from the options
Customize the install and ONLY select Mac OS 9.2.2 & Internet Access.
The install took less than a minute on my G5
Go back to preferences, and stop Classic
Unmount the disk image, and open classic again & select the System Folder on the Hard Disk.
Start up Classic from the hard disk, and OS X will want to update the System folder
MacOS will want to run the setup wizard but since the ‘Bluebox’ isn’t a real Mac, I just cancel it
And then you are good to go!