ok so seeing as how im out of school finally i was sitting around and i noticed that besides the internal hard drive on my flat panel iMac there are two firewire LaCie hard drives that i have. so i backed up all my documents on my ipod, shut down, and booted from the panther install cd. from there i opened the disk utility and created a RAID set with the two firewire drives and the internal drive (its RAID 0). i have looked this up and learned that if you create the RAID set you can install the system on it and then boot from it. so i installed the first cd, and when it restarted it didnt ask for the second cd and it came up with a white screen with black writing that said...(exact words, formatting, etc.) DEFAULT CATCH!, code=300 at %SRR0; ff84755c %SRR1: 0000b030 Apple PowerMac4,2 4.3.4f2 BootRom built on 01/16/02 at 17:58:42 Copyright 1994-2002 Apple Computer, Inc. All Rights Reserved Welcome to Open Firmware, the system time and date is: 21:01:41 06/15/2004 To continue booting, type "mac-boot" and press return. To shut down, type "shut-down" and press return. ok 0>_ so after that showed up i typed in the mac-boot command and everything disappeared and what came on the screen next was... DEFAULT CATCH!, code=400 at %SRR0: 00000000 %SRR1: 00086030 ok 0>_ then if i typed in the mac-boot command it would just say the same message each time i typed it in. soooooo i booted from the cd again and told it to use my ipod as the startup disk, from there i put in the second install cd and finished the installation on the RAID set. after that i figured it might work to boot up from it since the entire system was installed so i tried again. it did the EXACT same thing except that the second message was... DEFAULT CATCH!, code=700 at %SRR0: 00000000 %SRR1: 00086030 ok 0>_ the only difference is that it says code=700 instead of code=400. so now im using my ipod as the boot drive temporarily while i wait for replies any ideas? or should i just give up on the RAID idea and sit in a hole?