I ordered a santa rosa macbook from macmall on black friday. It arrived today. (The invoice was $57 higher than it was supposed to be, but that's another story. Also, I have eight rebate forms to fill out, sheesh.) Anyway, I found my firewire cable before unboxing the new macbook. When the setup assistant thingie asked me if I wanted to copy files from my old mac, I said yes. (X.5 Leopard was pre-loaded on the hd, btw.) It asks me to connect a firewire cable between the two macs. I thought it was weird that it didn't want me to shut down the old one first, but apple would have mentioned that if it were important, right? I connected the cable. Then it asks me to reboot the old mac and hold down the T key to get into firewire disk mode. I did that and the powerbook g4 showed the big yellow firewire symbol thing on its screen. The new macbook ponders for a while and finally says that it can't copy things over because the old mac didn't have OSX on it. Huh? Now the powerbook g4 won't boot. It gets to the grey screen with the grey apple, spins the grey spinner thing for a while, then the screen goes black and the machine turns off. If I boot from the X.4 install CD and go to Disk Utility, it says "Gathering disk information" and spins forever. Is my powerbook g4's drive toast? Is there anything I can do to revive it, or at least get some data off? If not, should I blame apple or myself? Enquiring minds want to know.