Hello ladies and chaps, I'm having some trouble booting my Powermac G3 beige desktop into OSX 10.2 - i know that it's officially supported, but its failing to boot the CD. Symptoms: Boot the mac up, press C, grey screen displays, (very) briefly displays a black screen with some white text and resets itself - Chimes, then sits doing nothing, no output to the monitor or anything. After this, i have to do the Ctrl+Opt+P+R before it will boot back up and repeat. I have managed to get into the installer before, but install failed presumably due to the old hard drive being knackered (The original Quantum Fireball 4GB drive!!) No such joy since then really... Tried: - Replacing the hard disk - Replacing the battery (the old one only had 0.04V on an open circuit!! New one is all good @ 3.67V open-circuit) - Replacing the CDROM drive - Running the Harddrive and CDROM off a seperate powersupply to take some load off the main Mac PSU. There's currently no OS installed now, as the OSX installer managed to bork the install previously- i think i have an OS9 disk around somewhere, but it'll take some finding (if its even in usable condition! lol) I'm comtemplating digging out OS9 again and using it with XpostFacto - is that likely to work? I think that covers it... Any ideas?? lol Thanks in advance, FingAZ.