trouble transf. old mac to mac mini

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joshwest, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. joshwest macrumors 65816

    joshwest

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    IM having trouble doing the convert where you can convert all your files from old mac in my case (g4 500 mhz) to mini... I have tiger installed and i connected the firewire held down T and restarted old machine and it says still cant connect anyone help me out if they would like to email me at
    josh@listentoentropy.com
     
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    Use Migration Assistant. It'll have you go through to where it says, please restart your old mac holding down, blah blah blah, and then it'll let you continue. - Sorry I can't see what it says, too lazy to start the program, but I've used it before.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I didn't think it worked pre-Panther. Hopefully I'm wrong. :)
     
  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    The second thing I'd try is a reversal, on the iMac, hold down the keys' and see if its just the mac, or if its the firewire ports.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    First of all, what do you mean by it won't connect.

    Do you mean you are running Migration Assistant, you have connected the two machines by a Firewire cable, you have rebooted the old machine while holding down T until you have the firewire symbol floating on the screen, and Migration Assistant says it can't find the other machine?

    Is your old machine on OS 9 or X?

    If you are not using the Migration Assistant and you do all of the above, try restarting the new machine. The old machine should appear on the desktop of the new machine as a drive icon. You can then manually drag the contents of the old machine's drive to the new machine. I suggest putting it all in a folder on the new machine called "From G4" or something, and then once it is copied, sorting out where everything should go on the new machine.

    If you mean you have tried all of the above, the Firewire symbol is on the screen of the old machine, and the old machine is not appearing on the new machine as a drive icon, then there is something wrong with your Firewire connection between the two machines.

    If you cannot get the old machine into Firewire Target mode at all, you can also try establishing a network connection over Firewire and turn on Appletalk and File Sharing so you can transfer data via the "network".
     

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