I have 10.2.4 installed on a Powermac G4 from 2001, I used to have both OS9 and OSX on different partitions but I chose to not work with partitions so I initialized the disk and installed OS 10.2 again, I chose 'make this disk OS9 bootable'. But when I try to boot from any OS9 Installer CD (The Dutch version that came with my powermac, Software Restore CD shows the same problem.) it starts to boot up correctly until its on the loading screen (where the icons are shown on the bottom)
After loading for a while the spinning cursor disappears and it stops loading. The status of the loading bar remains at the same place (20% loaded) every time I try to boot up. No extensions load before it freezes.
I have checked both CDs (dutch version) and they aren't damaged.
As people suggested I zapped the PRAM until I heard three chimes, but that didn't fix things either.
I have initialized the disk so that no system was installed and still couldn't boot from the OS9 CDs.
I have tried to launch from the installer CDs without extensions, and it didn't help.
Someone suggested that I should update my firmware, but the firmware installer is a OS9 app! Also how can I check the version number of my installed firmware?
I really need OS9 for Classic and a few other apps, I hope this can be fixed.
Thanks for any help!
(This is a re-post from the Apple Discussions forum, nobody could help me there.)