I've got four machines that are running Panther with the same problem.
Three are PowerBooks and one is a Tower. The all work well with one
exception. The setting for Personal File Sharing in the File Sharing
system preference doesn't stick. I'll turn it on then do a restart and
poof, it's off.
Two of the machines are brand new and very clean (little or no third
party stuff). The other two had OS X recently installed and are
I can vaguely recall hearing something about this but of course that's
about all I can recall about it, ...