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IBook won't boot from CD

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I bought this iBook, used, with Tiger on it. A while back, it had Debian Lenny installed onto it. Now I can't reinstall Tiger... I have tried holding "C" before the gray screen when it boots, and I've tried holding "option". It only sh

I bought this iBook, used, with Tiger on it. A while back, it had Debian Lenny installed onto it. Now I can't reinstall Tiger...
I have tried holding "C" before the gray screen when it boots, and I've tried holding "option". It only shows the disk with the Linux penguin, but not my Tiger install CD. Holding C, it only loops trying to read the CD; it does NOT reboot, it just unsuccessfully continues attempting to read the disk.
I know it not be a problem with my CD, because I can't reinstall Debian or Kubuntu or Ubuntu, even from the disk used in the past. I have tried resetting the PRAM and PMU..
Is there any hope?? I'm done with using Linux.

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Yes, the iMac will still boot from the CD. The iBook won't boot from any disk anymore, not even retail Panther. I know that the CD drive still works, because I'm using it right now to listen to music in Debian.. I think something's up with the open firmware, and I should update it but that can only be done through Classic right? There's not even an update for my iBook, I think.
I've tried burning several different linix distros, and they all work with my iMac but not iBook.
And, yes, it is a set of four CDs for Tiger.

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