So, you got it OK then?
It took a bit of time - I found a torrent with multiple tools, however on logging into my email through Outlook (I use Thunderbird as it keeps track of the other addresses), I found the email you were talking about in the first reply - it had fallen within the spam folder, and Thunderbird hadn't thought to tell me there was an unread message there
RAM can be a problem on the G3s as OS9, unlike OSX will try to run with marginal or even bad RAM… how many sticks are in it?
Is it PC100 or PC133? Is it maybe PC RAM?
I've noticed that...
Sometimes OS 9 throws an error that it's memory test has failed, so it essentially disables the memory module in question. The current memory configuration is 3x PC100 modules plus 1x PC133 module. The only module I know for certain came from a PC is the 133, a 256MB module that has a fault that has gotten worse over time, although this isn't the first time problems with this module in particular have trashed my OS install/hard drives. It's the one OS 9 disables when the test fails.
The system came with 256MB when bought from eBay (1x 128, 2x 64), as far as I know the original module is a Hyundai labelled module with a date code similar to the system's components (9910), although the extra 128MB from the two 64s are also from around the same time (Microtech modules, however the markings on the chips resemble the markings on the NVRAM chip, dated 9914)
I suspect his serializer tool is probably one meant for later units, like G4s. Replacing the board would solve his serial# problem since the new board should have a number in it.
I was a bit skeptical about it - the readme only specifies that it will work on Intel and PPC systems - no specific processor requirement - perhaps it is too new for my system. I found an older version but I think it was a duff image - the system read the disc as if there wasn't a system folder there/the folder that was there was copied from another disk by means other than doing a full on Disk Copy (which would presumably result in no boot record or whatever the Mac equivalent is being copied to the disk)