Thanks, I will try to find the ppc version of 8.04 and see if that helps any. As far as what model I have is a trick question. Looking at your link I can tell you it is a G4/800 Flat panel 15", but they show two of them and All I know is that mine uses convection cooling on the processor but has a fun in the top of the case above the drives. But they both show a fan in the description, I am confused because it points out that one of them cannot boot into os9.
Zapping the pram...well, I have not had much luck with keyboard shortcuts and getting into the open firmware Command, Option, P, and R does nothing at boot. I guess I need to get a mac keyboard now.... Even ALT at boot gives no joy.
(Thanks for the help)