Wow, been a long time since I've been here Anyway I picked up a hobby computer today, a nice Beige G3, for around $40 or so and grabbed some ram for it and another 6gb hdd for a grand total of $60. It boots OS 9.2.2 just fine, runs it better than I think maybe my Wallstreet did (It's a 233mhz model but prior to receiving it, I think it was OC'ed to 292mhz, at least that's what the system profiler tells me) Here are the complete specs: G3 292mhz 256MB RAM 6GB Quantum HDD 6GB Maxtor HDD 24x CD-ROM Now, I attempt to get OSX on this thing today, knowing that 10.2 officially supports it. I keep getting a message that tells me "The operation cannot be completed due to a disk error", even when I attempt to boot the OSX CD using XPostFacto. I tried a couple different OSX CDs and got the same issue for each. So I figured I'd give the iMac OS9 CD I have a shot, sure it won't install on an old-world ROM but maybe it'll give me some insight as to why this isn't booting. So I attempt to boot the OS9 CD and it loads up and I get this message that doesn't full load and then the machine reboots. I tried once more with the OS9 CD and this time it just kinda sat there on the "Welcome to MacOS" screen. Every now and then I could hear the CD-ROM spinning up and down. So is the source of my problems the CD-ROM drive? I have another copy of 9.2.2 somewhere at home but I really wanted to get this stuff done tonight. Any suggestions?