1078 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2007 11:16 AM by Thompsound
As long as both computers have Mac OS X 10.4.8, the same version of Mac OS X will work on both types of computers. We have a single image at work with Mac OS X 10.4.8 (PowerPC, not Intel) that runs on 400MHz PowerBook G4s, 1.67GHz PowerBook G4s, QuickSiver G4 towers, 2.7GHz G5 towers and 1.4GHz Mac minis.
I would wonder what software you're using to restore to the Mac mini. You can't use the Disk Utility to restore from the drive you're booted from. To do that, you'd need a third party utility like SuperDuper! Or does the Mac mini already have Mac OS X installed an you're trying to use the Migration Assistant?
Thanks helpful folk,
I've sorted it out myself though and the responses weren't entirely accurate. Perhaps all the details you needed weren't there...
I had a bootable back-up of my PowerBook (running OSX10.4.8) on an external firewire hard drive.
I connected this to my Mac Mini (which previously had Mac OSX10.4 installed) and booted up from the external drive.
In Disk Utility I then 'restored' from the bootable drive I'd booted from to the Mac Mini erasing all data previously on the Mac Mini.
This has worked like a charm and my new Mac Mini looks and feels just like my PowerBook with all account settings just as my PowerBook.
I'm now tweaking it for the family but the basic job is done.
I've put up this post in case others need this issue resolved in the future and stumble across this post.
Many thanks once again for all the response,