we just got a powerbook g3 (pismo) with os9 reconditioned for my wife. when i go to install panther on it, it doesn't work. here is what we've tried: 1) in os9, i popped in the first install disk in the internal dvd-rom drive. the disc is read fine, and i can click the "install os X" button, and the computer restarts. however, it doesn't boot from the cd, and goes back to booting to the hd. 2) i pop in the first install disc, restart, and hold down the "c" key (boot to cd). same results as before. 3) i pop in the first install disc, restart, and hold down the "option" key (startup disc selection), select the "mac os X install disc 1", and it starts to read the cd, but comes back to the startup disc selection screen again. 4) i hook up an external firewire cd-rw drive, pop in the first install disc, restart, hold "c", and it boots to the hd. 5) with the install disc in the cd-rw drive again, restart with "option" held down, and get the same results as (3). 6) with an external USB cd-rw drive, i try the previous two methods ("c" and "option" on startup), only to get the same result. i know the panther install discs can be read, cuz i booted to them just fine using my powerbook g4. is there a way to network boot and install panther? would a new internal dvd/cd drive make a difference? i'm open to any/all suggestions. i'm afraid i've come to the limits of my apple boot knowledge.