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G5 Firewire... no luck connecting 1.8 G5's together


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HELP!!! Apple support is of no use!!!
Do the new G5's come with some sort of Firewire software or drivers?
I CANNOT get one G5 to see another when connecting them. (One has heat sensor problems and is going to repair). I did everything from adding "firewire" to the Network Port configurations to buying a new 800 bit/sec 9 pin cable to starting computers in different order and still no luck...
Apple has been called 4 times today and still no help....just different answers.
I have Panther 10.3.7 on both BTW.
I want this to work so I don't have to do it by Ethernet.
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Have you tried the following. Turn off the problem G5. Get your firewire cable (6 pins on both sides) and connect to both systems. Once connected, power on the problem system. Then press and hold the t key on the problem system. Hold down the key until you see the firewire icon on the problem system's screen.

Once this is done, you should see the disk mounted on the other system desk top.

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THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!
We were also doing the T button... but the opposite way (the instructions for set up assistant were confusing to us and we kept using the wrong keyboard) and you are right! All day long we were doing this switching the monitor between both hard drives but apparently not in that order.
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if its 2 G5's, you could just remove the hard drive on the broken one, and install it as the slave on the working g5. Much faster.

however, this is one really really nice features the macs have. Most pc users are unaware of it. its a real life saver

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