G4 to G5 system disk transplant

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cube, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. cube macrumors G5

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    #1
    Can one just clone the Tiger boot disk of a G4 to a G5?

    I'm reluctant about getting an Intel Mac because I don't what to track down and reinstall every app in the system.
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    It'd be a better idea to format the target drive and just transfer the stuff over using Firewire Target Mode, the clone won't have G5 drivers on.
     
  3. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Could one clone the disk and then install the system from DVD over it without reformatting?
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Yeah I suppose that would work but it's a bit of a kludge...
     

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