I'm pretty much fed up with 10.2.8 and lost an external firewire HD and now GoLive is constantly quiting on me, so I want to "downgrade" to 10.2.6 but need to reinstall the original Jaguar off my CD. A few things are different from when I did this last year: 1. My internal CD bay device in my Pismo is gone; it refuses to read any CDs. 2. To remedy this, I purchased a LaCie d2, on the notion that it is bootable. I insert the system CD in and then it gives me the message that I need to restart to begin the installation process...fine I say, everything is normal. Upon restart, the "Apple" icon shows but then a "circle with a cross" pops up and I have to force restart. I hit option like some of you said for me to do earlier on, and lo and behold, TWO CDs pop up for my Jag CD to boot up with. I clicked on the alternate one and that one just goes into a kernel panic stating that I need to restart and boot with my main HD in order to start the computer. Am I out of luck in installing updates for this machine or do I just need to hope that once Panther gets here I can actually install it through my firewire d2 later this month???