My daughter was just given a G4 ibook running panther OS (M9165LL/A with 256MB) with the install disks and everything. When we tried to boot it up it freezes with the apple screen and the cycling disks. Once in a while it gets to a blue screen with a pointer but no files folders show up. I've tried to then load the install disk but no luck. I've tried to start up with the install disk in the drive but no luck I reset the pram and took a look in verbose mode and I can see this ibook looking for items on it's old network (like "waiting for HP IO monitor") When the load stops I get a blue screen with a pointer that moves but nothing else. Is there anyway to get this thing to do a fresh install at this point since it does boot from the disk. This is the only Mac in the house and we don't have an exturnal firewire disk drive. This would be a great thing to have working. thanks PS: resetting the pram does seem to have stopped the Kernel panic message upon start-up. I do always hear the start-up chime. When trying to boot from the install disk I get the cycling bars and then a blue screen with a pointer but noting else. Is there any hope?