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Offline smvb64

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Imac G3 to Powerbook G3 - wouid this be possible?
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:53:08 AM »
Hello all,

My beloved iMacG3 has died and was able to recover the hard drive and test it on my PC. The HDD is still functional and I am able to see and recover my files.

I was wondering would it be possible to make a bootable backup of my HDD on my iMac G3 and use it in a Powerbook G3?

Thanks,
Dan

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Re: Imac G3 to Powerbook G3 - wouid this be possible?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 11:47:05 AM »
Almost everything should be able to "just work" on the Powerbook.  However, I'd suggest doing a clean install of the same OS version on the PBG3 first, and then copy over everything but the system folder.  Finally, start moving system folder contents across, and when a duplicate is found, keep the PowerBook version.  This still may not boot on the first try; you may need to hold down space while booting and disable a few extensions that worked on the iMac but cause problems on the PB.