I've got a 1 GHz/133 MHz FSB eMac. I bought it specifically so that I could use X and 9. It's been happily running 10.4 for awhile now and I just bought OS 9 restore CDs.
There's 3 CDs. I put #1 in and the Software Restore program installs on the hard drive in the OS X Applications/Utilities folder. Software Restore runs automatically or I can run it later off the hard drive.
When it starts it asks for a CD. Instead of saying CD 1, 2, etc it shows a pic of the disc with a dot and then a single larger dot with a hole in it next to it. CD 1 (which is labeled eMac Software Restore 1 of 3) has that symbol (CD 2 has two dots with holes, CD 3 has three). I don't know why it doesn't just say CD 1 but whatever. The problem is that CD is already in the drive. And ejecting and re-inserting doesn't do anything.
The disc doesn't seem to be damaged. It installed Software Restore to the hard drive OK.
These are non-bootable restore discs so I can't restart using them.
I'm totally stumped. I'm running 10.4.11. It would be extremely stupid if I have to drop back to the original eMac version of X to do this install. These discs are 9 only and the installer clearly states they have nothing to do with X.