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Migration problem

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Daniel Stonek Calculating status...
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Feb 8, 2013 4:40 PM

I am trying to migrate from 10.6.8 to 10.8.2 two iMacs

I am following instructions

I have connected both imacs with an ethernet cable.

10.8 migratgion app asks me to close all open programs, 10.6 do not but I closed all by myself

I'm stucked at step 8-9 (scroll to the middle of the page)

On the source, 10.6, I enter the admin password  but nothing happens, cannot reach step 10

I click again 'continue' (step 8) and then again enter the password...

Thanks for any help

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,650 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    Try using the Firewire option, that may work better for you. 

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    How to use Migration Assistant:




    Troubleshooting Firewire target disk mode:


  • RickAce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    Migration Assistant *****!


    iMac 20" (mid 2007) 10.6.8  >  iMac 27" (Late 2012) 10.8.2


    Tried migrating from backup drive... stuck at one minute remaining FOREVER!.

    Tried migrating through Ethernet cable... Computers cannot find each other.

    Had to manually move things over ~ what a waste of my time. And having to give every folder permission status is a joke ~ I just ended giving the old hard drive complete permission status.


    I remember the days when Apple made things that "Just Worked".


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