New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

transferring work from g4 to g5?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
stephman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Can someone advise me of the best way to transfer work from a G4 to G5, someone mentioned that I needed a cable to connect the 2 machines if so what is the name of the cable. Thanx in advance. Steph :ninja:
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Get a firewire cable

Connect the cable to both machines with your G4 off and the G5 on
Turn on the G4 and hold down T as soon as the computer starts to boot
You will see on the screen a background with a firewire symbol floating around.
On your G5's desktop you should see your G4 as an external harddrive which you can now open up and drag any files you want onto your G5

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
Or get an ethernet cable and set up a network connection between the two (check your mac osX help for more info on setting up a network between 2 macs)

I mention this as you might already have a network cable...

But the firewire method is easier!

Just make sure you get a 6-6 pole firewire cable, not a 6-4 or 4-4

i.e. both ends should look like a box about half the size of your keyboard's keys. Not like a small teeny tiny box with an indent at the top...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Problems connecting to AOL UK dial-up via my powerbook | Problem with websites »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Why won't my animated gifs work on Macs? Kalitechnis Web Design and Hosting 21 05-07-2008 09:18 AM
Internet doesn't work in OS X, but it does in OS 9 Nightblade Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 6 06-26-2004 03:09 PM
can't get camera to work...help! ruralguy Apple Desktops 8 02-26-2004 11:37 AM
Which Mic work with G5 and G4 moni Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 01-17-2004 06:45 AM
DVD backup - Sizzle won't work right MudShark Movies and Video 0 12-19-2003 01:16 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?