I picked up a Rev.1 B&W G3 to use as a server. It runs os 9 fine, but will not boot OS X.2 or X.3 and Yellow Dog Linux. The DVD drive is fine, as it installed OS 9 just fine, and can load the OS X cds while booted in 9. Ram is fine (64mb, took out the extra RAM in case it was causing problems). I have zapped the PRAM. I have cleared and updated the firmware. Same with the ROM. No extra hardware attached besides keyboard, monitor and mouse. When I try to tell (in OS 9) the machine to reboot to install X, the OS X installer gives me a -2 error. It will not boot OS X by holding down the C key. When I try to install YDL 4.01 (or 4.0 or 3.01) I rarely (as in 1 in 50 times) get it to boot. When I do get it to boot from the INSTALL CD, after yaboot loads, it asks for the installer cd. Well, it is on there, and I eject it, put it back in and tell it to try again. Nothing works. Any ideas on how to get this going? I just want to run a SSH/FTP server. Nothing special. Don't even need a GUI.