Ok, I have a retail version of os 9.0, but I own a summer 2001 iMac G3, so the minimum it will boot off is 9.1
now over here, mac os 9 retail CD's go for around $40 and the iMac restore CD's never appear on eBay. So I have ahem *acquired* many different disk images, all 9.1+ and not one of them will boot!
Ive tried the adding the desktop folder trick in toast before burning, but no dice. tried straight burning, but that doesnt work either.