What is best way to move data from 1st gen iMac G5 to MacPro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macgruder, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. macgruder macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2007
    I have a imac g5 and have just bought a new MacPro. I can remove the disk from the iMac but it's a PowerPC chip. Should i do a clean leopard and move the data over or can i update the imac disk after putting it into the macpro?


    (broke my arm yesterday so replies etc will be a bit terse!)
  2. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
    Safest thing would be to back up your IMac on an external hard drive, do a clean install of all your programs, etc. on the MacPro, and then transfer over data files that you need from the hard drive (and if you have more than one hard drive in your MacPro this gives you an excellent opportunity to organize your files).
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    FireWire Target Disk Mode or an Ethernet cable.

    Have Migration Assistant open on your Mac Pro and the iMac off. Plug the FireWire cable between them and turn on your iMac, holding "t" after the boot sound until the FireWire logo appears on the screen. Your Mac Pro should recognize the iMac in this state and allow you to copy settings, keychains, bookmarks, files, and users.

    Ethernet... I don't know... just plug it...

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