I have a beige G3 mini tower with a 1Ghz G4 update. It has OS 9.2.2 on it and I wanted to install OS X alongside it...just because. Sadly it will not boot using the CD drive. I've tried selecting the CD as the boot disk from OS 9, holding down C but no good it just whirs away for a bit and then starts loading from the HDD. It also requires you to boot it wait and then reboot before it slowly loads OS 9. I've replaced the PRAM battery recently but no better. I did have to replace the CD drive at one stage but I've checked to ensure its set as MASTER. Finally I tried target disc from my G4 powerbook but it ignores that as well! I've tried using OS 10.2 retail boot disc and an OS 9 boot disc but it ignores them all! I'm now worried if the HDD dies I wont even be able to get OS 9 back on it! Any help appreciated!