Transferring stuff from a g5 to an i7 imac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WickedSick, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. WickedSick macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well my old g5 1.6ghz bit the dust and I was finally able to upgrade. The only stuff I really want to save is the itunes music I have on there. The question is, how do I get it over? The g5 is running 10.2.8. Feasibly couldn't I just transfer all the music onto a flash drive and put it on the imac that way? Oh one more things, I don't have a monitor for the g5 tower... could I use the imacs screen for my g5? And yeah how would I do that. Thanks guys. Please excuse me for being so computer illiterate.
  2. 87vert macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I think you would need to boot the G5 into Target mode and connect the two using a firewire cable. You should be able to boot the G5 without a screen.

    Then migration assistant will pick it up. When going from my G5 to my new imac most of the applications I transferred did not work since they were PPC only versions so you may not want to bother transferring those.

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