Hi I am new here so please bear with me.
I would like to start off by saying that my iMac G3 is 400mhz, has 1GB of ram and has its latest firmware up to date. When I got the iMac it had 10.3.9 on it and had a 10GB HD. I upgraded the hard drive to a 7200rpm 80GB WD drive. This new 80GB drive was bran-new and had nothing on it. When I installed the HD I made sure that it was set to master just like the old drive. Once the iMac was put back together I wanted to install 10.4 on it. Since the iMac does not have a DVD drive I used FireWire target disk mode with my Macbook Pro. (Yes I partitioned the HD) When turning on the iMac I held down the option key and selected the install DVD, the install DVD loads, I go through the steps, and then it will say it is installing and then unexcitingly stop after a while. Now I did this a couple times and it seems to stop installing at different points not at the same point each time. Eventually I stopped trying to install 10.4 and installed 10.2 and then 10.4 but I ended up getting the same results... (Note every time I tried to install again I created a new partition over the old one.) So then I just gave up and installed 10.3 and that worked just fine. But today I decided to try to install 10.4 again but this time with 10.3.9 installed. 10.4 was installing good for a while and then the installer when away and all I had was the blue background and the mouse for a long time. I ended up holding down the power button to turn it off. I just don't know what to do next? All I want to do is get 10.4 on the iMac G3. Also the install DVDs for 10.2,10.3 and 10.4 are all the retail ones not the gray ones.
Please help, Thank You!