6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2011 4:26 AM by W. Richard Glendon
pgcudahy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I boot up my new macbook air, migration assistant looks for my old mac but says I need to update it on my other mac. My old mac runs 10.4 (tiger). Is there an update available? Software update has nothing.


powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • amtctt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issue, and i have updated the 10.4.11 MA to version 1.06 which is what apple shows as the most recent.  I'm going from a iMac g4 to mac mini. Been searching everywhere for solution. nothing yet. going to call apple or take it to a store soon if i can't get this working. 

  • mmukku Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I am also having this problem going from my MacBook in 10.4.11 to my new iMac i5. I cannot get to a store. Please advise!

  • W. Richard Glendon Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)

    It may be that migration assistant has problems going from your relatively older systems to new (Lion?) systems. My evidence for this is only that Apple released an update for Snow Leopard just before 10.7 was released to solve problems related to Migration Assistant in Snow Leopard. It's unlikely that there will be updates for 10.4.X.

     

    You may have to do something more manual like connecting the old and new computers via FireWire Target disc if you can to the mini or between networked computers. Such a process will be more laborious.

     

    Maybe someone who has actually upgraded from 10.4.X to a new Air with Lion can step in.

     

    Good luck,

     

    dick glendon

  • W. Richard Glendon Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)

    One solution would be cloning your current drive (Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper! or even Disk Utility) to an external drive that you can connect to the new Airs, then trying Setup Assistant or Migration Assistant.

     

    This would work for Snow Leopard. Is there something different about 10.7?

     

    dick glendon

  • mmukku Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I know this sounds stupid, but if I connect my two computers with a firewire, will the new iMac read the old Macbook like a backup or startup disk and then just migrate?

  • W. Richard Glendon Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)

    The short answer to mmukku is yes FireWire can connect two computers.

     

    The longer answer, namely how to do it, is contained in the following document on Apple's support website:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

     

    Migration won't happen just because the computers are linked.

     

    Good luck,

     

    dick glendon