Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to Chrisgreene)
Downgrade to retail copy of 10.6.3 first.
I'd like to see you with extra backup sets of everything before you begin.
Lean and mean for boot drive. Nothing but OS and apps and only a small minimal home account.
that means 10K or SSD or 1TB drive would be fine.
new Lion lacks support for Powerpc - Rosetta was dropped and it will if new from Apple have 10.7.x
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to The hatter)
Thanks, Hatter - I was just getting ready to ask the same question. I'm getting ready for a 2004-era G5 to new Mac Pro transfer as well...
My current setup - "everything" on one large boot drive with backups of home folder, etc. to a second internal drive and other backups (Aperture vaults, personal files, etc.) to an external drive for a quick escape from the California wildfires, if needed.
In particular - will the Migration Assistant help to move data files from all these drives, even if the original program was a PPC version? Will I have to do a lot of manual file movement?
Any nuances or idiosyncracies on this process will be greatly appreciated!
I like your advice on the "lean and mean" boot drive and plan to do that, too.