New to this forum - curious to see that someone else is having the same unusual problem on almost the same day!
Just installed new 120GB HD in original iMac. Formatted disk as specified for OS X (first partition 7.45 GB). Verified disk etc. using disk utility; no problems.
However: during Panther install, I get a failure after the first CD is done.
During normal install (just tried it on my PowerBook), after the first CD is done, the computer effectively boots from the HD, and asks for CD # 2. In the case of the iMac, it won't boot from the HD: simply boots from disk # 1 and starts the process over.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance...