This is a project that has stalled for a while, but is finally beginning to come together. First of all, the story starts with some inspiration from @Intell a few years ago about an 8600 he has running Leopard. That piqued my interest, and it's certainly possible(albeit not straight forward) provided that you have an upgrade. A while back, I acquired an 8600 in a lot of a couple other computers and the wheels started turning about doing something similar. Without really talking to Intell, I had a sort of "shopping list" of what I knew I'd need 1. To overcome the limitations of the onboard SCSI bus, I needed a bootable ATA card 2. Some form of PCI video card was an absolute necessity 3. For my own sanity, a combo USB and Firewire card 4. Enough RAM to make Leopard useable(note that I said useable, not just barely enough to make it boot). 5. Finally, a G4 upgrade card. Surprisingly enough, the G4 card came easily. @Gamer9430 generously gave me a wonderful Sonnet card-a 700mhz/1mb. I've been buying up Radeon 9200s for a while, so when the time came to bring it all together I just had to grab one off the shelf. Intell gave me the part number of an Acard ATA/133 card and I was able to find one, although now I'm using a Sonnet Tempo as the Acard found another semi-permanant home in another application. I think they're actually the same card. These are wonderful cards all around-the ATA/133 speed is faster than about any ATA drive can manage. With that said, they have two buses(four drives total), are firmware compatible so are bootable, support "big" drives(larger than 128gb) and are free of the 8gb "quirk" that plagues OWR Macs. The USB/FW card was easy, although I did use one of the valuable Sonnet Allegros from my stash. From there, however, I stalled. I was running a mix of RAM since it's hard to come up with nice, matched EDO and had cobbled together 300-some-odd MB of RAM. I could boot the computer into Tiger with the stock 200mhz 604ev using lightbulbfun's patched kernel, but Tiger would KP either on boot-up or at best within a few minutes of booting with the G4. I let the computer sit idle while I sat on my hands about buying RAM from OWC and then they doubled the price. Then, a few weeks ago, @ziggy29 posted a link to an Ebay seller that was selling 128mb sticks for close to OWC's old price. I ended up buying a total of 30 sticks for $8 each(I have enough use for EDO RAM that I want a surplus-among other things I'm maxing my 9600). With 1gb of brand new EDO, the 8600 now boots Tiger perfectly and-after running the Sonnet cache enabler, is surprisingly perky. I still need to optimize TFF, but it's usable to browse the web. Now, the next hurdle is to get it booting Leopard. Over a year ago, @LightBulbFun had sent me an image of a Leopard install with what should have been all the platform drivers for pre-AGP PowerMacs. I know it boots fine in both my G4 upgraded B&W and my Yikes!(which is fundamentally the same computer) but won't make it past the Apple even far enough to toggle verbose mode. I may have to spend some time on Facetime with lightbulbfun if he has the time in the coming week to get that straightened out. All that aside, I'm happy to be at this point. I should have taken a photo, too, of the current set-up. lightbulbfun seems to find it interesting that I like to randomly drop in rare peripherals, and I currently have the computer set up with an Apple IIgs keyboard and a Blueberry LCD Studio Display . The Blueberry is actually quite convenient with this computer since it has an integral ADB hub. That's something that's never quite made sense to me as the B&W shipped with the little iMac keyboard and puck mouse, although it does have ADB.