Migration Assistant: Can't migrate FROM 10.4.11; just TO

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AlliOop, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. AlliOop macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2010
    I have a 10.4.11 (updated) iBook G4 that I want to migrate to MacBook 10.6 (no firewire port!), but the only option I have from the G4 is to migrate FROM another Mac; not TO.

    The MacBook has no firewire port, so to migrate it tells me to use Ethernet. I've done that before without too many problems, so no worry. But this time it tells me to insert the disk that came with the new machine into the old machine and install "DVD or CD Sharing Setup" software. I have inserted both the CDs that came with the new machine into the old, but cannot find anything that gives me that software. There is no "Disc 1."

    Any ideas? I would rather migrate than to copy the user account over, but have done that successfully before, too. (fyi, once you copy a user account into the new Macintosh HD > Users folder, you then go into Users (in Sys Prefs) and add that exact name that is on the folder. It will tell you it already exists and say 'OK.')
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It should be on the Mac OS X Install Disk (not the Application Install Disk), and AFAIK, it should work ok with 10.4.11. Look in the Optional Installs folder if you don't see it right off (but I think it's usually right on the root level of the disk).

    I've done that migration a few times, it's slow over Ethernet (relatively), but works.

  3. AlliOop thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2010
    Thanks for the tip!

    However, I am assuming the old G4 reads CDs, not DVDs, as is what the install disk is, since it spits it (and other DVDs) out but doesn't spit out a CD I put in. (I must have seen the contents of the disks on another computer I was working on.)

    I guess I'll just copy the user over and get the teacher her new machine. I am sure to come across this again with the new MacBooks without Firewire, so this will still be very helpful to me and my team.

    But if you have any other suggestions for the future, I am open. :)


Share This Page