This isn't really an os 9 question, but I think this is the place to put it anyway. ;-) Ok, this started as a quest to boto from the Norton Utilities CD (which contains os 9). However, I was unable to do so, and now its a quest to simply boot from a cd. I can't boot from the 'software restore' or the norton cd. I have tried selecting them in the 'startup disk' controle panel, as well as holding down the c key. Even holding option down on reboot doesn't show the cd as a booting option. The Powerbook here is a G3 PowerBook (not an iBook). It has a bronze keyboard, as well as 2 fire wire ports. I think its called a Pismo or a Lumbard, not sure. Anyway, if someone knows how to boot from a cd on this, please let me know. I'm guessing you can do this from the open firmware prompt, but I'm not possative how. The cdrom drive is from Apple Computer, its in the right drive bay (only drive bay that it fits in). It can also read DVD's. But it can't write any CD's.