I desparately need to migrate from Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on a rather old Mac Pro to 10.10 running on a new Mac Mini. To achieve this, I was planning on using the Migration Assistant (MA) tool with a Time Machine (TM) backup stored on a USB drive. However, MA keeps telling me that there is not enough space to complete the migration, even though the TM backup is ~24 GB, and the Mac Mini comes with a 500 GB HD.
I have checked here:
but none of the advice given there help me. I have also checked the disk (multiple times) using diskutil.
Do you guys have any tips on how to resolve this? Are there any other ways in which I could perform the transition?
Thanks a LOT in advance!
EDIT: I have tried to connect the two machines via FireWire - same issue. In the dialog box where I can select what to migrate, I have tried unselecting user data, applications, etc. What's strange is that MA keeps telling me I have not enough space on the target drive even if I unselect everything except for, say, the settings.