Hey! I was able to get OS 9 up and running thanks to the Unsupported G4 disc the folks at MacOS9Lives provide. I was quite dumbfounded seeing OS 9 boot on my 17" PowerBook G4 as Aluminium Books don't like OS 9 (natively at least). Decided to pop it on a USB pendrive and viola, it worked! Airport doesn't work of course and the headphone jack either but that's no biggie. Everything is real fast even from USB but I have some questions.. I use a Toshiba TransMemory 8GB pendrive. It's enough for me and speed is decent BUT will using an OS off of it kill it? If using it off USB isn't practical, I seriously need some advice on how to backup my Leopard parition.. Don't have a Leopard DVD so I'd like to backup my Leopard parition to a disk image and restore that via Tiger after installing it on a small partition (like it is now). The Tiger DVD i have doesn't like reading FAT32 drives and the 4GB limit would make backups useless anyways. Need to do this to install OS 9 drivers :/ I should be receiving a USB 2.0 PCMIA card soon so that will make the ordeal easier! I'd appreciate any other solutions to avoid nuking my HDD Thanks, Aurora Have a pic!