HT1661: How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk modeLearn about How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Nickr123photo)
Have you tried using the migration assistant in utilities?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to Nickr123photo)
The target disk mode is not working.
Just use a external drive to copy from the old Mac
Then create the same named user accounts on the new machine, log into each of them and import their respective files manually into their Music, Pictures Movies, Documents folders, should be done a lot faster than Migration over Wifi.
Don't copy 10.6 Library, that's different in 10.7 and now hidden. Don't copy the entire users folder, just the contents of Music, Docs, Pics etc into the same folders on the 10.7 machine. Drag and drop copy, simple and elegant, less issues.
Programs: reinstall these from fresh sources using the same license codes, delete off the old machine.
Some times you have to contact the developer for a new key for the new machine, the old key is retired.
This method is better than using Migration Assistant, less chances of problems/corruption/slow downs, you'll have to tweak things a bit more again of course, minor really.
As you should know you can't use older PPC based programs on the 10.7 machine anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to Nickr123photo)
See Pondini's Setup New Mac guide.27" i7 iMac 10.6.8, Mac OS X (10.7.4), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to Nickr123photo)
In the Migration Assistant window, you selected From another Mac or PC. You need to select From a Time Machine backup or other disk.