Okay, let's get to the point...
I just did all of this work rebuilding my iBook "Tang", and the hard drive (3 GB) just died. Was getting very squirrely of late, tonight just dies during a restore... can't be detected by the system at all.
So, I need to know if anyone out there might have a smallish (1 - 3GB) hard drive lying about. Before I invest too much money, I just want to see if this is the problem.