Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to deanfromfergus falls)
After moving OS 9 between Macs I usually found it best to run an OS updater over it again.
Better still do a full install after erasing the disk - downside is that applications will have to be reinstalled.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Your suggestions might have solved my problem if I would have had the hardware set up properly. It turns out that if you have two hard drives installed in a B&W G3, OS9 has to be installed on the first partition of the master drive and the master drive must be installed on the bottom of the stack so it's the first drive accessed by the computer. At least that seems to have worked in my situation.
My intent was to install the system on the larger drive so I could copy a backup of my data from my primary computer to this computer once a month or so as a backup. My thought was that if a power supply failed on the B&W, I could just put its master hard drive in our other B&W or my Beige G3 - neither of which can handle two drives. I will probably use the second drive as a secondary backup for pictures and other non-critical files. The smaller drive was originally installed as the lower and master drive. I thought just changing the jumpers on the two drives to swich the master and slave settings would save me the time and trouble of physically removing the drives. It wound up costing me a lot of time and trouble.
Thank you for your response.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 2:26 AM (in response to deanfromfergus falls)
If I remember correctly the beige G3 shipped with internal cables for 4 drives. One pair for the main ATA disk plus a slave and the other pair for the CD reader plus a spare. All four could be used for hard disks although one pair may have been SCSI. There was also an external SCSI connection.