4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2012 3:26 PM by baltwo
mtrouse Level 1 Level 1

how can I migrate info on an imac isx10.4.11 to a new macbook pro?


iMac (20-inch Early 2006), Mac OS X (10.4.11), want to migrate info to new macbook
  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    You can use Migration Assistant but will need to connect the two Macs with a FireWire cable. Purchase an appropriate adapter first.

     

    Migration from Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger to OS X Lion

    Migration from Mac OS X v10.4 computers to OS X Lion over your Wi-Fi or a wired network is not supported. However, if both Macs are equipped with a FireWire port, you can use Target Disk Mode to transfer your data:

    1. Verify that both Macs are equipped with a FireWire port. Note that different model Macs may have different FireWire connectors, which will require an appropriate cable, such as FireWire 400 to FireWire 800.
    2. On the Mac you want to transfer data from, Restart, and immediately hold the T key.
    3. Wait for the FireWire logo to appear on the screen.  If it does not, restart and try again.
    4. Connect both Macs via the FireWire cable.
    5. On the Mac you want to transfer data to, Open the Migration Assistant application.
    6. Select the option "From another Mac, PC, Time Machine backup, or other disk" and click Continue.
    7. Select the option "From a Time Machine backup or other disk" and click Continue.
    8. Select your other Mac's volume, such as "Macintosh HD", from the list, and click Continue

     

    Although the above information specifies Lion, it is applicable to your MBP running Mountain Lion.

  • bachelorbob Level 1 Level 1

    Migration Assistant does not work from OSX 10.4.11 to OSX 10.8.x, even though Apple claims that it does.  You aren't doing anything wrong.  The fault is in the application.

     

    Failed: eMac (10.4.11) to MacBook Pro (10.8.2)

  • hughfromwestvancouver Level 1 Level 1

    Same result here, 10.4 on a G4 Mac Mini to an iMac running Mountain Lion. Migration Assistant didn't reccognize the Mini mounted in Target Disk mode.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    See Pondini's Setup New Mac guide.