Migrating OS X from Old iMac to PowerMac
I recently bought myself a used but fairly new PowerMac DP 1.8 Ghz, to replace my tried and true, but very old, early iMac.
On my iMac, you may recall that to run OS X (I am running 10.3.8) one had to partition the internal hard drive so that the first 8 Gigabytes (or something like that) was the boot volume and the remainder was one or more secondary volumes which could NOT be OS X boot volumes. That's the way I have my iMac configured, with OS X and OS 9.2.1 on the initial 8 Gig partion and no OS's on the second 60+ Gig partition.
Now, the PowerMac came with a single internal 160 Gig internal hard drive. I have since ordered a second 300 Gig internal hard drive. The original hard drive is also running OS 10.3.8 and OS 9.2.1. I don't want to reformat that hard drive because the unit came with some commercial applications I would like to retain.
So, my questions are:
(i) can I use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to pack up and move my entire iMac boot volume over to the PowerMac? By this I mean that it is my understanding that these days there is no difference between OS X 10.3.8 installed on an iMac versus OS 10.3.8 installed on a PowerMac and therefore it should boot up the PowerMac OK. I also mean can I move an 8 Gig partition onto another larger partition and simply have the extra space on the hard drive as more free space, or do I have to so something like ShrinkWrap used to require which was to create an empty volume of exactly the same size as the volume you were moving?
(i) I am thinking of putting this moved partition onto my new 300 Gig internal hard drive, but can anyone tell me if it is possible to have TWO or more OS X System Folders on the same volume? By this I mean do I have the option to move my iMac boot volume over to my existiing PowerMac boot volume and simply choose which OS I want to boot from using the Startup System Preferences?
Thanks for any advice.
Jim Foster<br />President<br />Macintosh Users East [MaUsE]<br /><a href="http://www.mause.ca" target="_blank">www.mause.ca</a>