1608 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2008 8:58 AM by Simon (UK)
1. What are you calling a clean install? There is no such thing according to this article:
2. Are you transfering data between a PowerPC and Intel Mac? This would cause problems with the Migration Assistant.
3. If not, how big is the destination drive, and how big is the source drive, and how much data are there are on each?
Transferring data between bootable clone PPC 10.4.11 and PPC 10.5.2. A clean install is where the HD is wiped before the new OS is installed.
MA had no problems transferring my users (even though it didn't end properly), my internal HD is much bigger than the external clone, but my applications are only 16GB.
I wonder if the dual-PowerPC/Intel compatibility nature of Leopard presents the same problem for the migration assistant that migrating from a PowerPC to Intel Mac presents? Regardless, since you ran into this issue, I suggest copying over in smaller chunks, and make sure you follow the license agreement of the said applications. This user tip explains how to copy in lieu of the Migration Assistant: