Hi. I'm visiting my grandmother for spring break and she just got a new OS X 10.5 Leopard. She still has her OS 9 and has alot of files that she wants to transfer to the new computer. Since she is 79 and not the most technologically inclined, I'm doing all of the work that needs to be done.

We have a hotwire cord and ports on both computers. I hooked them up, tried to run the migration assistant, but it would only go as far as, "waiting for disks". Any suggestions?

Due to the way Mac OS 9 handles its filesystems (such as the way that the OS has no real concept of 'user account'), Migration Assistant cannot be used to transfer files from an OS 9 system.

You'll just have to manually copy the files over. Sorry.