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thegooch49
11-30-2006, 01:20 PM
Hello, I created a bootable backup (copy all) from a MacMini to a new MacPro. When I do this, my MacPro will not boot. I read some past forums of this not working. Dan suggests using Migration Assistant, which isn't the best option for me. Has anyone found any tricks to make this successful? Thanks for any help.

-Jeff

dnanian
11-30-2006, 01:48 PM
You really *must* use the migration assistant, Jeff. Why would this "not be the best option"?

j.a.duke
11-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Hello, I created a bootable backup (copy all) from a MacMini to a new MacPro. When I do this, my MacPro will not boot. I read some past forums of this not working. Dan suggests using Migration Assistant, which isn't the best option for me. Has anyone found any tricks to make this successful? Thanks for any help.

-Jeff
Jeff,

You didn't state in your post from which Mini you are migrating.

If it's a PowerPC G4 model, just not going to work.

If it's an Intel Mini (Minitel?), then updating it to 10.4.8 might let the clone boot the MacPro. I wouldn't bet money on it though as I haven't delved deep enough into the changes in 10.4.8 that would assure a bootable presence across all the recent hardware intros.

So, you may be forced to use Migration Assistant. My experience with Migration Assistant is that it works as well as cloning over to a new box and I've little or no things go awry (OK, so I needed to re-install a couple of kexts on the destination, but I knew that up front).


Cheers,
Jon