Ok, here's the scenario. I have an iBook G3 that I just installed Panther on. No problems. Then I was trying to re-install Tiger on my Powerbook. I erased the hard drive and THEN I remembered that the Tiger install DVD I have is horribly scratched. I attempted to buff it out, it's too far gone. I get errors when trying to install. So then I figured I have the Panther cd's, I could always install that on the Powerbook and just go back to using Jaguar on my iBook. I just added ram to it so I would be content. But I get the "circle with a slash" thing when trying to install Panther on my Powerbook. From what I've read, you can't go from Tiger to Panther. Well here's the problem I have with that. When I first received the Powerbook it had Panther running on it. That is what I was told I would receive. It came with Tiger DVD's, which I assumed was an un-intended bonus, so I then installed Tiger. If I had this OS on the Powerbook before, why can't I install it? Also, could anyone give me any suggestions other than replace my scratched cd's? If I don't find a fix I will call Apple tonight, but I would like to see if there is anything else I didn't try.