Hi there folks & thanks in advance for any advice you may have!
Looking forward to learning a lot here...
I just bought a 400 mhz G4 AGP, 10 gig HD, 256 ram, off ebay (with OS
9 loaded) and have gotten OS 9.2 loaded and working fine on it.
However, when I load OS X (Jaguar, Panther, or Tiger), and then try
to restart in OS X, I get the startup chime, then a grey screen, with
an apple logo, then I hear a 'click' inside the monitor and the
screen breaks into a band of light and dark grey and freezes up.
I've got this same exact problem with an old Power Computing Power
Tower with a G4 upgrade card in it.
I've downloaded the latest firmware for the G4 and it tells me that
I've already got that.
It's a Maxtor 10 gig HD, with 2-128 Kingston "valueRAM" chips
installed. (I am thinking it may be a 3rd party driver problem or
crappy ram perhaps?)
A month ago, I purchased a different computer, another 400 mhz AGP
off ebay. It came loaded with OS X (Jaguar) and it works fine, so I
know it's possible to get this going.