HI, I hope I'm posting this in the right forum, I figured that that the Apple Collectors might have the best take on this problem. I've just bought an original G3 powerbook (or Kanga, 3500 powerbook) on ebay. Unfortunately the previous user had used password protection and forgotten his word!, so I initialised the disk using an os9 install cd. That went well, but then it wouldn't actually let me install the system software. I tried using two different 9.0.4 install discs (one from an imac g3, one from a pismo g3 powerbook). Neither worked and a message came up saying that the software wouldn't run on my computer. I have managed to get hold of a non-specific retail version of os 8 (its version 8.0. I think). This still won't install, the same message is still coming up when I click on the installer "This program cannot run on your computer. See the documentation for more information." Have no idea what documentation is being referred to, I don't have the install manual but have read the install read.me file pretty thoroughly. Has anyone else experienced this problem on their Kanga? I'm afraid that I might have wiped the firmware by over zealous disk initialization, but then I guess I wouldn't be able to even read the install cds I tried. Any help is greatly appreciated, I really want to get this pbook up and running!