For the life of me, I cannot get my beige g3 to boot from a retail copy of Mac OS9. I need to install it so can see if one of my SCSI drives is good or not. I have tried resetting pram via key combo, pulling the battery, and with OF. I have also tried the cuda reset. All with no results. I noticed that the disc drive won't really spin up with the retail disc, but it will spin up with a disc I burned that has 9.2.1 on it, but won't launch. It just stays spinning with no results. All I get is the flashing "?" on the floppy symbol. I have tried both an "external" scsi and ide drive that I have laying around, same results (by external I mean plugging a cable into the mobo and draping it outside the case). I have a 7300/200 laying around but when it turns on, my monitor says it is out of range. I also have a 6115CD, but the mobo is dying on it, and not really worth trying to get to work. Is there anything else I could try to get my beige g3 to boot from the CD?