Lombard & target disk mode?

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Lombard & target disk mode?

I'm going to be upgrading the old Powerbook G3 333Mhz to a brand new Mac. Since the Lombard doesn't have Firewire, I'm wondering if a third party Firewire card support target disk mode for the Migration Assistant? I know I can just move everything over my wireless network, but I have a lot of movies and music and figure it would be a lot quicker and easier over firewire.

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Nope, because the support for

Nope, because the support for that is built into the open firmware. Since the lombard didn't have firewire originally, it won't work. One other thing you might try though, you might try connecting the two machines together with an ethernet crossover cable. you can buy them at your local radio shack.

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how about a FW/USB2 enclosure instead?

Pull the HD from the 'Book (easy-peazy) and slap it into an external 2.5" HD enclosure. Things are damn cheap and it bypasses all the issues of connecting the old 'Book to the new Mac.

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Re: Nope, because the support for

gobabushka wrote:
Nope, because the support for that is built into the open firmware. Since the lombard didn't have firewire originally, it won't work. One other thing you might try though, you might try connecting the two machines together with an ethernet crossover cable. you can buy them at your local radio shack.

Thanks, I think I'll try that.

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or better yet

transfer the stuff over a FW network. I do that between my machines at all times. It's not really that hard. You just need a FW PC Card, and a firewire cable and 10.3 . Just throw the card in the Lombard, enable firewire in the OS X Network setting, and drag the FW Connection to the top. It works like any ethernet network anyway. c'ept it has a 400Mbps Speed

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SCSI

the Lombard has SCSI disk mode. Using a SCSI Disk Mode adapter, you can mount it as a SCSI HD, this is assuming that the other machine has SCSI.

Also, IIRC, you needent use a crossover ethernet cable, modern macs (including the lombard) auto sense if a crossover is needed and do the crossing automatically. Someone please correct m e if i m wrong in including the Lombard in this catagory.

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scsi

Does scsi work well with os X? I've got a lombard and I tried to use my scsi scanner wtih it and it doesn't see the scanner. would this problem be solved if I used a usb to scsi adapter? Are there any adapters out there that will work with os X?

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ive got a question, what woul

ive got a question, what would constute a new mac, i mean, what macs have the autosensing feature?

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G3

As far as the autosense... Definatily starting with the G3 series, possibly earlier.

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To make a Lombard boot as a s

To make a Lombard boot as a scsi hard drive you must boot it in os9, put the right scsi adaptor in the scsi port (the one with a switch) and reboot it with the switch in the right position. It won't work as a hard drive if you have selected osx as the system the has to be started when booting.

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