When you mention making an ISO of 9.2.2, what does this mean? Are you going to rip a bootable 9.2.2 installer CD to an ISO file?
Making an ISO of a bootable 9.2.2 CD preserves the blessed system folder and CD disk driver I'm pretty sure. To my knowledge, you can not modify files on an ISO though, so they are read-only when you mount them. Making a modification would require you to rip into a read/write disk image format, or convert the ISO into such a format.
I have two concerns with whatever writable disk image you make it to that allows you to swap Mac OS ROM files:
- Keeping the system folder blessed: it may unbless if the system folder is copied to a read/write image, I'm not sure
- CD-ROM driver: At least on older Power Macs, bootable CDs had to be burned with a CD disk driver in order to be bootable, even if they had a blessed system folder. Disk Utility and OS X versions of Toast do NOT do this.
The only way that I am aware of to burn a customized Mac OS 9 bootable CD is to do it on a Mac booted from Mac OS 9 and using Toast. I don't recall, but there may even have been a checkbox in Toast that you had to click for the CD disk driver.
I just wanted to write down everything I know about bootable OS 9 CDs here because I have had absolutely terrible experiences trying to make them bootable.