Trouble transfering old mac to new mac

mattniles007

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I just bought a 20"Imac and I am trying to transfer over all my stuff from my powerbook g4. I have the cables attached and running migration assistance. When I press the T key and restart my powerbook it restarts with the firewall symbol and thats it.
 

elisha cuthbert

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mattniles007 said:
I just bought a 20"Imac and I am trying to transfer over all my stuff from my powerbook g4. I have the cables attached and running migration assistance. When I press the T key and restart my powerbook it restarts with the firewall symbol and thats it.
thats whats ment to happen, holding down t starts firewire tagret disk mode which means if its plugged in to the imac via a firewire cable it will mount on the desktop as a removable disk
personally i have never used migration assistant but if you are still having problems consult the instructions
 

paradillon

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Migration Assistant

Are you running migration assistant on the new mac? Apps folder>utilities folder> migration assistant.:rolleyes:
 

mattniles007

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Yes running migration assistant on the new mac. Also tried restarting both macs. On my new mac I am on the screen in Migration Ass. that says "now hold down T and restart old mac this may take 30 seconds. The old mac goes throught the motions and has a blue background with a firewall symbol.
 

IJ Reilly

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mattniles007 said:
Yes running migration assistant on the new mac. Also tried restarting both macs. On my new mac I am on the screen in Migration Ass. that says "now hold down T and restart old mac this may take 30 seconds. The old mac goes throught the motions and has a blue background with a firewall symbol.
This is what is supposed to happen. The drive on the old Mac should mount on the desktop of the new Mac, as if it's an external hard drive. If this is not occurring, then you need to check your Firewire cable and connections because most likely it or they are the culprit.