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Migration Assistant 10.5 to target running 10.6

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Hi everyone,


I've been scouring the internet for information as to what exactly the problem is to an issue. I've tried downloading updated to MA, but nothing yet.


I've got 1 Mac with (likely) a broken screen power inverter running 106. So it is mostly dim all of the time. I have another Mac with a smaller drive running 10.5, with less RAM. Each Mac is only really used by one different user each. My plan has been to migrate the user on smaller HD to the larger, and switch out the necessary RAM and drive.


My problem is that when using Migration Assistant, I follow all of the instructions, and both computers get stuck on "Looking for Other Computers". They are definite;y connected on a network, as I am currently using screen sharing to access the assistant on the Mac with the dim screen.


I've tried:


  • Downloading the Migration Assistant update for Leopard (for using it with Lion)
  • Disabling Firewall (or allowing all incoming connections)
  • Sharing the Internet via Ethernet


Nothing yet has worked. Is there something categorically wrong with migrating a user from a Leopard Mac to Snow Leopard? I can't see anything wrong as far as only migrating a user.


Any suggestions, or workarounds?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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