Just sent Jaguar to the big litter box in the sky. The Finder kept randomly restarting and my system in general was running pretty slow.
Wrote zeros to the drive and gave it a nice fresh install of 9.2.2. Ahhhh. This is the way a mac (at least MY mac) should behave.
The moral of this story: OS 10.2 is fun as an experiment on a B&W G3 but don't expect to get any real work done.