I'm not getting very far...
I was getting a blinking ? on start-up on PowerMAc 6500/300 running OS 8.1 with 64 RAM/6gb HD (EIDE?). System Restore CD would not recognize hard disk to copy system software to, even though it was mounted. Tried Disk Warrior next - it rebuilt the directory and let me copy important files off hard drive to a zip disk but failed on step 10 of 11 to restore hard disk. I inserted original Mac OS 8 CD and initialized my hard disk. Started to install OS 8 and it stopped while "Updating Apple hard disk drivers".
Any ideas as to where I have gone wrong or other suggestions? Should I boot with system disk and try Disk First Aid? I'm sure I'm NOT doing anything wrong but feel I am missing a trick somewhere. I think I probably had an extension conflict or corrupt system folder to begin with and there was probably an easier solution than initialising HD, but...
Hope someone can help.