Re: Target disk mode not reciprocal?



In article <tomstiller-DC0A28.10460406122005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Tom Stiller <tomstiller@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <1133881250.813921.274160@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> narniafan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> > Placebo wrote:
> > > In article <user-0425F1.09233505122005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > > Sander Tekelenburg <user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > > In article <1h727y5.1itntue1gmjqn3N%mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > > > mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Do you mean you have the two computers already connected by FireWire
> > > > > before you attempt to put on into target disk mode? If that's the
> > > > > case,
> > > > > that may well be the problem, since you're supposed to connect them
> > > > > _after_ one is in target disk mode.
> > > >
> > > > I think that's only a safety precedure because it's probabably a bad
> > > > idea to connect to Macs via FireWire if they are both booted into the
> > > > OS.
> > >
> > > It's probably fine to do this, actually, since you can network two Macs
> > > together over FireWire.
> >
> > Is networking easy to do? Maybe that can be my workaround. I'm only
> > using
> > target disk mode because that is all I know.
> >
>
> Easy enough. On each computer:
> 1. Create a new location and specify "Built-in FireWire" as the network
> device.
> 2. Select "Manually" for "Configure IPv4".
> 3. Specify IP addresses for each machine. For example, I use
> 192.168.2.1 and 192.168.2.2.
> 4. Specify the subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
> 5. Click "Apply Now".

Steps 2-4 should not be necessary. If you leave it set to "Using DHCP",
then Mac OS X will use self-assigned IP addresses in the 169.254.x.y
range, and the two Macs will work together nicely.

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