I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that something is wrong on
the motherboard. I put a spare CDR on the G4 and it works just
fine -- obviously the original DVD was dead. Tried to re-install
system 9.1 and it just hung (repeatedly) at the point where it
really starts to install the software.
I re-initialized the HD (Mac OS Extended format) and tried again.
Hung again. Tried a custom install with just OS 9.1. Hung again.
Which leads me to a hardware problem.
Any suggestions? Any ideas what software tools are out there
that I can use to check motherboard/hardware/whatever?
Otherwise I have a new doorstop.