I did check the messages in this forum and found that there is a way around this problem. However, it seems that I would need a clean hard drive to do this and I don't want to reformat my G4 PowerMac in order to use that drive as an intermediary in the process.
The simple question is then: What will happen if I copy the G4Powerbook files via Firewire to the G4PowerMac drive, ignore the permissions warning, and then transfer that data to the newly installed drive in the Powerbook???? Will there be important systems files missing, or will some of my programs simply not work. Perhaps I could then just reinstall anything that's not working (that required special permissions)?
This probably sounds like a stupid question to you Mac gurus, but I've never really understood the significance of "permissions".