I have a ROM 01 GS. I did have an old 5MB SCSI drive on this computer, but that drive died. Instead of replacing with another SCSI drive I've removed the SCSI controller card and replaceed it with a ReactiveMicro compact flash/IDE card installed in slot 7. The only other expansion card in my GS is a 4MB RAM card in the auxiliary slot.
The new card came with 4 partitions. Partition 1 is a group of Utilities, partition 2 was GS/OS 6.0.1, 3 is a game, and 4 is blank. Partition 1 and 3 boot fine. Partition 2 loads GS/OS and then it locks up on an empty desktop with the mouse pointer stuck with the busy icon instead of a pointer. I can move the mouse around so the computer isn't actually frozen.
I thought maybe their GS/OS installation came pre-installed with something that was causing the crash. So I booted to partition 1 and ran Copy II+ and formatted partition 2. I then booted the GS using a GS/OS 6.0.1 off 3.5" floppy and ran the Easy Setup and installed to partition 2. Installation completed successfully. I then rebooted the computer using partition 2 and got the same behavior. GS/OS shows loading, then it goes to the desktop and locks up before it shows any icons or the menu across the top.
If I hold the Shift key down while booting the GS/OS partition then the OS will actually load to the desktop and appears to work. My understanding is holding down the shift key bypasses loading NDA's and CDA's. However, I'm now running a base, new standard GS/OS install so there shouldn't be any custom add-ons trying to load.
At this point I'm not sure how to continue troubleshooting the issue as there is no log that I'm aware of and nothing appears on screen to let me know what might be causing the crash at loading.
Hoping someone here might have some ideas.