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downloading osx bootdisk files to a floppy on my windows machine.

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Is it possible to download osx bootdisk files on my ibm compatible machine and make a working boot disk for my mac.  If it is, Where can I find these files?
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I don't think you can download it freely. It is a copyrighted software. (cmiww guys)

You can :
1. go to apple store or other online store to get the OS you want (OS9 or OSX).
2. go to ebay to find a used one.
3. find someone in your area or your friend that have a mac, and borrow their 'boot disk' for testing.  If it works, then go to apple store/online store/ebay to order it.

Good luck.
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You cant boot to a fully working OS X from a locked boot disk. It must be able to write swap files to boot. And as idarmadi has said, its commercial software so you actually have to buy it.
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you're correct weed.

I thought he wanted to boot from the disc (to restore or do maintenance), instead of a "working boot disk".
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