4009 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2010 3:03 PM by The hatter
Is my understanding correct that I can do this by booting up the G5 in FW target-disk mode, connecting the two Macs via a firewire adaptor cable (MBP has the square-plug, faster form of firewire), booting/waking up the MBP, and then retrieving files as appropriate?
If so, am I understanding correctly that booting the G5 with the "t" key down is all you have to do to put it into FW target mode?
Yes, unless you've set a firmware password on the G5.
I've been trying to get DiskWarrior running on the G5, but I've been having problems getting it to boot from CD. Finally, it seemed to be no longer even listening to the keyboard.
However, on a hunch, I removed the USB extension cable between the keyboard and G5, and I was able to get it to boot from the G5's restore disk. So I'm running a hardware diagnostic on it now, after which I'll attempt to boot the other partition so that I can run Disk Utility on it.
Anyway, never mind; I'm babbling...