Hi, I have an G4 quicksilver that was originally bought by my now ex-partner who then decided he didn't want it. I know very little about computers generally but I'm trying to do my best to get this one running properly. Everyone says I should just buy a PC but I LIKE my mac. I just don't understand it. Anyway, earlier this year the hard drive died (gutted...I had nothing backed up but too late for tears now) and I got it replaced. The repair centre installed OS X 10.2.8 on it but no classic um...operating system (is that the right term??!??) on it at all. I have all the original discs that came with the mac when it was bought so: Software Restore 1-4, Mac OS X Install (version 10.1) and OS 9 install. They are all grey. I don't have the two white discs with a big "9" and a big "X" on the front that some people have. and I have the Hardware test disc. I would REALLY like to install OS 9 on my mac if only because I have some old educational games for the kids (and a couple for me ) but they won't run without classic. I am completely clueless when it comes to anything like this as you can probably tell from the way I am describing what I've got. Can anyone help? Please appreciate I don't know ANYTHING so feel free to talk to me like I am 6.Actually a 6 year old probably knows more than me. I put the grey OS 9 instal disc in and held down the "C" button (even I could grasp that bit) but then there was no drive for it be installed onto. I think I either need to partion my drive or do a clean instal but I have no idea what either of those things entail and all explanations I have found online have too much jargon in them. I thought about buying a retail copy of OS 9 (the white disc with the big 9 on it) that I have seen for sale second hand but now I'm wondering if I would just have then same problem of no drive to put it on to. Thanks in advance for any help you can give and sorry if this question has already been asked 99 times.