I am trying to do a fresh install of OS X on a friends 12" PowerBook G4 before he gives it to his daughter. I go to System Preferences > Startup Disk > select the OS X install disk 1 then > Save and Restart. It just boots right back to the hard drive. The OS disk "Welcome to Mac OS X" is open. I have also tried turning it off, holding the "c" key down and turning it on. It just boots from the hard drive. What am I missing ??? Is there a sequence to getting it to boot that I am missing. Like waiting for the POST noise and then hitting the "c" key ??? Or is it "shift" plus the C key to make it caps ??? I am getting so frustrated am considering removing the hard drive which looks like a chore to zero the drive. I did add a gig of ram to the system. Really do not see how that would affect me trying to do a reinstall of the OS but probably should mention it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.