Howdy all! I've got a problem here I'm hoping somebody can help me with. Please bear with me. I just purchased a very nice, used, G3 700 Mhz ibook, with 256 MB RAM and CD-RW drive. Since it's used, I bring it home and began to erase the previous owner's OS and install 10.3. It came with 10.2. I put the Panther CD in and restart holding down the C button just like I've done alot. It boots fromt the CD. I go through the process of choosing the hard drive to install to and customizing the install(basically not installing all the foreign languages I'll never use). Then hit install. It starts as normal, "checks my destination disk", then when it gets to the "preparing target disk" step, the progress bar doesn't move. It doesn't even show up. I let it sit for maybe 30 minutes and decide it's not going anywhere. So, I quit installer and restart. When I restart, it gives me the the question mark folder sign for approx. 2 seconds, then reboots as normal. Now, though, when I try to boot from the Panther CD, or any CD for that matter, it won't boot. It just trys for 10 seconds or so and spits the CD back out and boots from the HD. But it will read CD's fine. I put in a regular data CD and it spins up and everythings great. I put in an audio CD and it spins up and I can listen to music. Is there something phyically wrong with the CD drive now that would allow it to read CD's but not boot from them? Is it just a software problem? Does anybody know how to fix this problem? Can I install a new OS without being able to boot from the CD drive? Maybe an external? Any help is appreciated greatly!