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Here is the set-up - 1) iMac with superdrive 2) iBook with a big iPhoto library I'd like to back up the iPhoto library to data DVD. I've heard about connecting the two computers via firewire and then starting one of them in target disk mode but can't figure out which computer to start which way. Or would I be better just backing up to a shareable external hard drive and copying off of that? Thanks. Jeff...

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    Here is the set-up -

    1) iMac with superdrive
    2) iBook with a big iPhoto library

    I'd like to back up the iPhoto library to data DVD. I've heard about
    connecting the two computers via firewire and then starting one of them in
    target disk mode but can't figure out which computer to start which way.

    Or would I be better just backing up to a shareable external hard drive and
    copying off of that?

    Thanks.

    Jeff


    Jeff Guest

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    Mark Day wrote in message <110820030937093311%com>... 


    If I started the iMac in target disk mode is there any way of making the
    iBook 'see' the DVD burner and burn directly?


    Jeff Guest

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    Mon, 11 Aug 2003 12:37:14 -0600, com suggested:
    :
    : Mark Day wrote in message <110820031106466150%com>...
    :>Nope. Target disk mode only makes the primary hard disk available via
    :>FireWire (though all of its partitions are there). If you have more
    :>than one hard disk, or other kinds of drives (like CD, DVD, Zip), they
    :>won't be accessible over FireWire. That information is also in an
    :>Apple support article titled "Macintosh: How to Use FireWire Target
    :>Disk Mode":
    :><http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58583>
    :
    : Thanks Mark. Is it possible to connect the two via ethernet and set up a
    : peer-to-peer network to allow the iBook to use the iMac superdrive?

    You can't share devices over ethernet like that. You can only use the
    superdrive on the machine in which it is installed.

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    "Jeff Price" <com> wrote:
     

    Here's a dumb question -- Lombard with a PCMCIA FireWire card and an
    iBook with native onboard FireWire. Both running OS 9.2.2.

    Can I start up the iBook in Target Disk mode and have it recognized by
    the Lombard? I know I can't do the opposite because Target Disk mode
    works only with machines that have native FireWire.


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