6 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2009 11:23 AM by a brody
dickmoranus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I apologize for spamming this forum a bit with the same topic but I'm not really getting the answers I need and the particulars of my problem keep changing. I have an G4 MDD DP 1.25 OS X 10.4.11 with a "master" 80 gig unix hard drive, and a 300 gig ATA "slave" mac os journaled extended drive. I'd like to transfer everything to my G5 DP 2.0 OS X 10.4.2 with 120 gig Mac os Journaled extended hard drive. Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper will not work because both drives have to have the same format, or simply won't work with Unix. I just tried Migration assistant, which didn't work with two of the more important app's I was transferring (logic and Mlan connector for my digital mixer). So does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much for your time!

p.s. All my app's are on the master hard drive, while all the audio files associated with Logic are on the slave drive. I also bought both machines used so there is no apple care.

Also I have two external hard drives in case that could factor into a solution
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,790 points)
    What do you mean by "unix"? UFS?

    My suggestion to you or someone was to put your ATA drive in FW case and clone that to an EMPTY partition or drive in the G5.

    Or clone the G4 drives to a new FW drive and case; and, buy a new hard drive for your G5 definitely. Something new and modern like WD Caviar 640GB $69.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,595 points)
    I'm not sure what you are calling Unix, but Mac OS X is itself a Unix based operating system. If you have a partition that is some form of Linux, while another Mac OS X that complicates matters though.

    Migration Assistant will take applications and data from one Mac of a chip series to another Mac of the same chip series (G3, G4, G5) (Intel Core Solo, Duo, Xeon). If they are of different chip series, Migration Assistant has a tendency to slow if not fail. It also has difficulty with migration of anything but to a newer or the same Mac operating system. Migration to an older operating system may not work, and doubtful if it works to anything but a Mac operating system.

    Cloning can only be done between two Macs of exactly the same vintage and series, and naturally with applications that have the correct number of licenses, as well as operating system.

    Barring those two, you'll be forced to do a piecemeal migration between Macs, such as described here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=435350&tstart=0

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  • dickmoranus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ok. In Disk utility in the raid tab, for my master drive format it says "mac os extended (journaled), however at the bottom of the screen for format it says "unix file system". Also if I click get info on the drive icon on my desktop it says the same thing. When I select the master drive in Carbon copy cloner, says its not formatted as hfs+.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,595 points)
    As far as I know you may have to wipe the contents of the Unix File System and change it to HFS+ (HFS extended and/or journalled) in order to get Carbon Copy Cloner to work. There are also known issues with Microsoft Office for Mac on UFS partitions. UFS is generally used on different operating systems from Mac OS X.

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  • dickmoranus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So Basically I'm screwed
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,595 points)
    Not really, you just need to get data onto a drive that you can copy from and put stuff together as you need it.