Catch 22

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by decadentdave, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. decadentdave macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2007
    I need to transfer data from my Powermac G4 but when I select Target Disk mode and reboot it goes into Open Firmware. I checked the ROM version under the profiler and it is something like 3.4.xx I downloaded the 4.2.8 firmware update but can't install because it wants to boot into classic. Problem is I don't have OS9.1 which is the requirements for the ROM updater. Is there any other way to transfer data between macs or should I just get an ethernet cable and turn networking on?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I'd just use an ethernet cable in that situation--probably easier than getting an OS9 install from somewhere to update the firmware (though that will of course give you a properly updated Mac as part of the bargain).

    Had that issue myself once or twice.

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