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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:05 pm    Post subject: connecting Reply with quote

Will I be able to connect the mini to my G3 and would this be the best way to upgrade?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could connect them via a network hub and turn on file sharing, or you could connect them with a single firewire cable using one as a firewire drive.

In the latter case, you would probably want to use the G3 as the fw drive. While it is powered off, you would connect the firewire cable to both machines, then turn on the G# while holding down the "T" (stands for "target" as this is called a "target drive connection") key on it's keyboard.

Here's a page that discusses several methods of transferring files:

http://www.leisterpro.com/doc/Version8/Answers/movingFiles.html

As far as which method is the "best" it just really depends on what works for you.

As an aside... just in case you're wondering if you can just copy your entire set-up from the G3 to the Mini... OS and all... the answer would be "no." And even if you could figure out a way to do it, I wouldn't recommend it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use your network.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never use it but there is. Maybe it's good maybe it sucks. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a beige or Blue and White it does not support target disk mode, Now network via firewire works, very well in fact.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Moving files from G3 Reply with quote

I too have a beige g3 and will be moving files soon. No firewire on the G3 though--any way I can do this with an Ethernet cable?

Oh and the beige has OS9.whatever so I can't make a network with my DSL router---correct?

If all else fails I have a smartmedia card that holds a few hundred mb, he he.
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