New Powerbook, question re data transfer

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  1. vurb

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    I just picked up a leftover G4 powerbook 15" 1.33 at Frys for $1500. I have a G4 Tower as my main comp. What is the best way to transfer data/etc to my new PB? I remember reading something somewhere about an OS X feature that would transfer your whole user account and files to your new machine, but maybe that was something I was reading on an up and coming Tiger feature. I'm sure firewire is the way to go but what utility/app can help me with the process?
     
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    Looks like I need to take a look into the Setup Assistant. Any other comments/ideas?
     
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    I just shared files from my PC to my Macs through my wireless network. Seemed to move fine. Firewire should be faster though.
     
  4. co0terman

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    take a firewire cable, plugging it into both computers. when the powerbook is booting up, hold down (apple key+ T). this makes it entire firewire target mode. after this, it'll just work as a firewire hard-drive, and it should appear on ur powermac. just drag 'n drop
     
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    ^ i would do this ^

    but if you dont have access to the cable do one of these

    - use aim and trasnfer the stuff

    - while on the desktop of your desktop, hold down the APPLE key and tap the K button

    enter the IP of your laptop as server address and hit connect

    enter your username and password for your laptop

    it will mount your laptop on your tower's desktop ( desktop's desktop :mamoru: )

    then just drag the files you want from your desktop to that thing that mounted on your desktop (your laptops space)
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

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    crossover cable? :dunno:
     
  7. vurb

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    thanks for the ideas guys, didn't even think about some of this stuff.
     
  8. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    just as a point of fact, you only need to hold down "T" on startup; the apple key is unnecessary. :p

    firewire disk mode is fucking :coold: though, try it sometime :o

    additionally, FWDM is the easiest way to xfer files, as it requires no mucking with network settings whatsoever; I'd recommend this method, personally.
     

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