First of all, merry christmas one and all and hello to anyone who's here taking a break from it. I would love some help with this problem: My sister has an ibook g4 and the cd drive is screwed- our local fix it store have disconnected it because it was interrupting the start up sequence and freezing the computer. So the machine still works, but because of a problem with a software update she was doing it just boots into darwin and asks for a log on. I've got my powerbook here and have been attempting to fix the ibook by mounting it to my computer via a firewire connection, but so far haven't been able to. Disk utility doesn't find anything wrong with the disk. I have been wondering if I can reinstall my sister's os from my computer. In theory I guess I'd just put the disk in my pb and then select her hard disk as the target and do it that way, but I'm concerned that if I do that then my computer will then be looking for her computer as a startup disk in future. Any ideas?