How to boot Powerbook G4 from USB hard drive using Mcintosh v10.5.2 install

Well I am Rider and I have been a mac user for at least 8 years. By far these OS's are the most advanced I have ever seen and it blows every other OS out of the water. My dad bought a Powerbook G4 8 years ago and it lasted 3 years till the hard drive crashed. My dad had it taken out and we still have the Powerbook G4 under the bed. When we bought a new macbook that came with the install disk 10.5.2, I was wondering if there was any way to use a USB 16gb Flash Drive as a hard drive and start up disk.
I have tried sticking the Install Disk in the G4 and after it says choose language for primary install, it says 'Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer'. It gives a few utilities to use such as Disk Utility, Start up Disk, Net Utility, etc.
So if anybody knows how I can boot a G4 from a USB using Mac OS X install disk 10.5.2, *PLEASE HELP*.
Thankyou,
Rider M.

Hi,
Since you are trying to boot from 10.5, post in the Leopard forum here.
http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1225
Or the PowerBook forum here.
http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=120
Carolyn

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