Here's the setup: Macbook: A1181 Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz 1GB RAM DVD disk: Leopard 10.5 Retail install Hard drive: dead (spins with clicks). With regular startup I get the flashing question mark and can hear the failed hard drive click and spin. After getting the DVD to boot in the drive (it doesn't suck it in right away), I get an apple logo and pinwheel like I should, but after about 30 seconds it goes to a black (blank) screen and the DVD spins down, but not all the way. The computer is still on, but nothing happens. Oddities: <>If I start it with an iMac 10.4 DVD I can boot to the install screen just fine, but can't install because it's an iMac DVD. I can erase and partition the drive fine (not the dead one, another one I have). <>Safe mode boot does the same thing, but takes 20 times as long to boot <>Retail OSX 10.4 DVD does not boot at all, but that one might be for PowerPC computers. I get the flashing question mark folder.