How do i install and boot mac os 10.4 on a usb flash drive?

i want to make a bootable flash drive for my powerbook g4 and i have a mac os 10.4 on a install disk.. i want to be able to boot from the flash drive.

At some point in the past, when the hardware was more recent, some said they
were able to make it work. To boot a PowerPC G4 iBook (USB2.0 ports) from a
USB flash drive memory device. The read/write speed of the USB flash had to
be optimal and the capacity large enough to accommodate the booting and also
the necessity for Virtual Memory to run on the USB flash drive, as with a HDD.
Some suggested they made a clone of a working system, boot from USB flash.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ibook+g4+boot+from+usb
There still are some bits and pieces of information pointing to discussions or
other topics of similar concept; some of the older sites aren't online any more
where claims and 'proof' were given that this worked out OK. Figuring the older
Apple portables were adapted to use CF or other camera memory cards, for use
in systems prior to OS X...
Sounds like a fun diversion, to take ones mind off weather, and other incidentals.

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