TS1963: Intel-based Mac: Some migrated applications may need to be updatedLearn about Intel-based Mac: Some migrated applications may need to be updated
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to CZC007)
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet are very slow, so I think it's normal that time if you have to transfer a lot of data.
Migration Assistant can't transfer through FireWire because the MacBook Pro with Retina display hasn't got FireWire, and if your PowerBook has got FireWire, it's probably FireWire 400, making everything much more difficult. I recommend you to get an external drive and transfer your files manually
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to mende1)
Thank you for your comments. I have a Firewireb adaptor for the MBP with Retina, but it didn't work. Now I am stuck and I still have 40 hours left for the migration. I don't dare stopping the process...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 8:35 AM (in response to CZC007)
As I told you, you have two options: continue the migration, or make a backup of your old PowerBook and restore it into your MacBook. It's much faster the last one, but if you want to carry on the migration, do it
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to mende1)
How to stop without messing up everything??
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to CZC007)
The only way to stop migration is by turning off both Macs, so some transferred files will be in your MacBook. As they appear as a new user, you should be able to remove this user from System Preferences > Users & Groups
If you were using Setup Assistant (you are migrating during the initial setup of the MacBook), there's only one user, so it's possible that your computer will ask you to create a new user account next time you start your MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to mende1)
Thank you very much for your time and help.