I've noticed that my new G3/266/6gig/160RAM (running 8.1, single volume formatted HFS+) doesn't mount its internal hard drive when booted from a startup Zip.
When I want to repair with Disk First Aid I boot up from my Zip, but only the Zip icon appears on the desktop - no G3 hard drive disk is seen. I have to use Drive Setup to mount the internal HD, and then I can run Disk First Aid. However all of my aliases I like to keep on the bottom of the desktop now appear all over the screen.
My old machine is a Performa 6300 which mounts it's internal HD volumes whenever it is booted from a startup zip. Why doesn't the G3 perform in the same way?