Well I bought the thing with no OS but the vendor stated it had 9 on their, not sure if it was 9.1 though. How can I get 9.1 on their? Don't I have to first install OS 9 to be able to install any of the updated versions?
If you want to run Classic, you should install 9 first. That book will run OSX very nicely, although Tiger is not officially supported. If you have original OSX install disks, you won't need to have 9 installed (but won't have access to Classic).