Thanks mate!GimmeSlack12 said:Connect the computers together with a firewire cable and find the Migration Assistant in your Applications>Utilities folder. That should take care of you.
One is iMac G3, and the machine i'm transfering to is PowerMac G4.Mitthrawnuruodo said:If migration assistant doesn't transfer the system, then you could try putting the destination Mac in Firewire target mode and use something like SilverKeeper, SuperDuper or CCC to clone your current system over.
Are the two Macs the same model, BTW? Because if not this could give some serious quirks or not work at all...
This is true. I've routinely booted different machines (the two in my sig, plus an iBook G3) from the same external hard drive. One time I even had Panther installed from my PowerBook's restore disks on an external and it booted the iBook G3 just fine. I think the idea that OS X gets customized for the machine it's installed on is either old or flat out wrong.GimmeSlack12 said:Its transfers everything and there is no need to worry about what machines you are using. There is no issue with Mac OS X on different Mac models.
The System Restore CD/DVDs were customized for the machines they run on.mduser63 said:I think the idea that OS X gets customized for the machine it's installed on is either old or flat out wrong.
As per my post, I was able to boot an iBook G3 from an OS X installation done from my PowerBook's system restore disks with no problems whatsoever. Of course, you generally can't boot machines into an OS version older than they are, but that's true of retail disks too.Sun Baked said:The System Restore CD/DVDs were customized for the machines they run on.