Connecting computers via Firewire

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ShaggyLR, May 28, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Okay, I know it's possible, but last night I couldn't get it to work. Here is what I did.

    -Turned both computers on.
    -Connected Firewire cable to both computers
    -Restarted the computer I wanted to run as a FW HardDrive while holding down "T".

    The conputer did start up in FireWire HD mode alright, however it wouldn't show up on the other computer. (it is supposed to show up on the desktop as another hard drive right?). Is there a step I missed? Do I need a special FireWire cable? New computer is OS 10.3 and the other computer is OS 10.2.

  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I assume you are trying to mount the 10.2 drive on the 10.3 machine.

    The only thing I noticed is that you turned both of them on first. I would try this

    Shut down both machines
    Turn on 10.3 machine
    Connect FW cable to both
    Turn on 10.2 machine holding down "t" until you see the firewire icon

    The 10.2 hard drive should then be mounted on the 10.3 machine.

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