Question Regarding Transferring Files?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by OCOTILLO, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

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    I have a new Mac mini (core duo/1GB) in the mail scheduled for Mar 8 delivery. I also have a 1.25 G4 mini with a 20" ACD. Now for the probably dumb question. After I set up the new mini, and start to transfer files from the old to the new, to which computer do I connect the display?
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Boot the G4 mini in target mode (T during boot) then boot up the intel mini.. the G4 mini will act like a Huge external drive.. So Just drag n drop files from old 2 new
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Well assuming you want to see what the new Mac is doing then the new one!

    Connect the display to the new Mac and boot it. The follow the on-screen instructions to set up the old Mac in target disk mode. It doesn't need a screen as it is basically pretending to be an external hard drive. If you do connect a screen all you will see is a blue background and a yellow firewire logo moving around!
     
  4. OCOTILLO thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the helpful responses:)
     

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