So quick question - the 6100 with an Apple 300+ CD-Rom Drive can boot from CD, right? The drive seems like it is working fine when I boot from the HDD but I cannot get this thing to boot from the CD-ROM. I've tried a copy of 7.5 for testing and the retail copy of Mac OS 8.5 I am trying to install.
I've held 'C', tried Cmd-Opt-Shift-Del-#, set it as the start up disk
I even tried another (albeit external) drive. No dice. Again, the drive functions properly when booted from the HDD and OS 8.1 but it will not act as a boot disk.
On a lark I tried zapping PRAM and swapping out the battery - pretty sure the new one is functional. If it could be the battery I guess I'll pick a new one up later.