I'm trying to 'revive' an iMac G3 but I don't have it's original restore CDs. I can't boot the system from a retail OS9 CD, I think this is because it needs at least OS 9.0.4.
I get a purple flashing folder which alternates between a Finder icon and a question mark.
I've tried creating a disk image of a Power Macintosh 8500, keeping the System Folder's 'blessing' intact, transferring it via the network to a firewire equipped Mac and then using Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer it via Target Disk Mode to the G3.
Every time I get the Finder icon/question mark flash.
Am I right that I need 9.0.4 for this Mac? (iMac DV SE 500 MHz Graphite) How could I get this machine up and running again?