5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2010 3:03 PM by The hatter
mr88cet Level 1 (0 points)
I need to transfer files from my G5 PowerMac to my MacBook Pro. Looks like the G5 is having boot-up problems, so I want to move my wife's world over to a new user on the MacBook Pro before things get any worse.

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?

Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 Xeon, MacBook Pro 17", iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)