Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Other forums > Computer Training

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 02-20-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
tileguynky
Tile Contractor Central Ky Area
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,840
Mac help

I just picked up an older iMac for my Daughter. It is running OS 9. I am trying to find a CD version of anything that is OS X. I have tiger and Leopard, but they are on DVDs and the iMac is CD. Or, is there a way to "burn" the dvd version onto an external hard drive or a large format SD or compact flash card?
tileguynky is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 02-22-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
jerrymlr1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 1,319
Hello Greg
You might be able to use an external DVD drive. I switched to a mac late last year. I have been getting problems solved through macforums.com and other mac forums. I added windows to my mac and whew! a world of problems ensued but the forums helped me thru.
__________________
Jerry
jerrymlr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
dhagin
builder, anti-builder, rebuilder -- Retired Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: oahu
Posts: 13,164
Hi Greg,

You may be able to 'clone' one of your working drives to the iMac. Cloning makes a full bootable copy of your drive, compared to just copying files. Make sure that the iMac will run OSX as some may not. If both computers have firewire, you can clone them by turning off iMac, connect with cable and starting the iMac in 'Target Disk' mode. 'Mac Help' discusses 'Target Disk Mode' and tells how to connect 2 machines.

This article lists some of the machines that can be connected, discusses how to connect 2 machines and goes over the process in some detail.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

You may be able to use 'Migration Assistant', in the OSX 'Utilities' folder or 'Carbon Copy Cloner' shareware, link below, to get OSX onto the iMac. I've used both with success depending on the specific machines, how they're set up and how they're connected.

http://www.bombich.com/

Important: Don't forget to backup critical files before doing any of this.
Have fun
__________________
dana

"the road to hell is paved with osb, mastic, pre-mixed latex 'grout' or 'thinset', "

Last edited by dhagin; 02-28-2010 at 07:43 PM. Reason: clarify...
dhagin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac Davestone The Mud Box 85 11-05-2009 08:46 PM
Freddie Mac CFO Commits Suicide Marge The Mud Box 6 04-25-2009 01:14 PM
Economy/Palin-killing Johnny Mac tilerite The Mud Box 19 10-07-2008 06:50 AM
Bernie Mac dead at age 50 Davestone The Mud Box 11 08-13-2008 10:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC