OS X V10.7 Lion :: Lion Recovery Disk Erased Mounted Volume?

Mar 26, 2012

Has anyone had this problem: I created a Lion Recovery Disk and it erased mounted volume? Can the data be recovered?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), External USB Disk

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Erased It But The Recovery Disk Is Not Working?

May 22, 2012

i erased the os x but the recovery disk is not working?

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OS X :: New HD Not Showing Up In Disk Utility - This Volume Is The Startup Volume And Cannot Be Erased

Aug 10, 2009

I have my imac apart right now and replaced the internal HD as it was not working. I assume the problem is the new one is not formatted with OSX, so from the INSTALL CD I opened the disk utility and see only one drive called "MEDIA".? Or is that just part of the install dvd that looks like a HD? In the system it shows as not formatted, 0 bytes. When selected in Partition it says :

"This voume is the startup volume and cannot be erased. Size 7.1 GB The disk is not writable and cannot be partitioned"

So i guess thats not my new HD I am seeing? Other than that there is only the two OSX install CD icons.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recover Erased Free Disk?

Mar 25, 2012

I am having a problem with my disk space as I recently, by mistake, used the erase free disk space feature in Disk Utility, "loosing" in the process around 30 gb.  Is there a way to reverse this process and reclaim the lost free disk space (without having to backup all the data and restore the entire system?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Dvd/cd Recovery Disk Instead Usb?

May 5, 2012

How i can create a dvd/cd recovery disk instead usb?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Is Recovery Disk Also Updated To 10.7.4

May 11, 2012

I would be interested to know if updating, for example, Lion 10.7.2 to 10.7.3, or 10.7.3 to 10.7.4, also updates the System on the Lion Recovery Disk. 

I thought I could find out by booting on the Recovery Disk, but there's no "About this Mac" item in this System's Apple menu. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Core i7, SSD, 12 GB Ram.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery Disk Assistant Won't Run?

Jun 22, 2012

I have a MBP mid-2010, originally with Snow Leopard, but long since running Lion (currently the latest release, 10.7.4). When I installed Lion, I created a recovery partition on the MBP's boot disk. This was about 9 months ago. I now want to run Recovery Disk Assistant to create a recovery partition on an external disk, but when I start Recovery Disk Assistant it says: "Lion recovery could not be created"... because the recovery HD on this computer is damaged or not present...etc. 

However, if I open a Terminal and run "Diskutil list", I see: 


So, the recovery partition appears to be there. I presume Recovery Disk Assistant thinks it's damanged. However, I can hold down Alt/Option when booting my MBP and I see the recovery partition. I can even boot from the recovery partition and everything works as expected. 

MacBook Pro, mid-2010 MBP running Mac OS 10.7.4

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery Disk Partition Is Missing

Feb 7, 2012

I installed a new hard drive to expand my disk size for a late 2009 MacBook Pro 15". I used time machine to "clone" the machine to the new drive. However, I noticed while trying to set up Boot Camp that I no longer have a Recovery Disk partition with Lion. How can I set this feature back up on my new hard drive?

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), MacBook Pro 10.6.5

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Create A Boot Recovery Disk

Apr 18, 2012

I purchased my macbook Pro just before Lion was released. How do I create a Boot Recovery Disk?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), i7 4 gigs RAM

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Intel Mac :: Install Lion And It Says It Can't Make A Recovery Disk

Mar 23, 2012

I am trying to install lion and receive a message saying it can't make a recovery disk.  I am using a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac.  I do have bootcamp on it, but was never able to install Windows.

iMac (24-inch), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: ICloud Locked - Mac Restarts From Recovery Disk?

Apr 10, 2012

before a week ago i locked my macbook pro from icloud. something bud happened. my mac reboots and starts from recovery disk. the only think came to my mind is to install snow leopard from my installation disk(came with laptop) and then install lion.this is something i have done before and works ok.when snow leopard had succefully install i open app store and download my allready purchace mac os lion. when dowload finished i install it and nothing went ok. it puts me again to the recovery page and says re-install lion or online help etc. the only think that i could do is to delete recovery hd and install lion.when i did this it works but my software doesn't work right and find my mac not works.

i create again by myshelf a recovery hd drive and when i restart the laptop it opens from there not from os lion. so i open the terminal using my snow leopard disk and delete the recovery hd again.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Stop Recovery Disk Assistant From Downloading

Apr 22, 2012

Since I planned to upgrade the stock disk on my macbook pro I created a USB stick backup of the Lion OS using Lion recovery disk assistant. It built a bootable copy of my Lion OS. I replaced the drive, booted from the USB stick Lion, formatted the new drive with disk utility with one OSX partition, and bunch of Linux partitions for the planned dual/triple/etc. boot.  I then used the recovery disk menu to reinstall OSX on the new disk. It took off and started the download just like while booting with R key or from the recovery partition AGAIN!.  This is a 2 hour proposition and is totally ridiculous. I need to be able to reinstall without downloading Lion every time. how to stop this new Apple invention from doing this download?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Why Is Lion Recovery HD Showing Up In Finder And Disk Utility

Apr 27, 2012

Lion Recovery HD is suddenly showing up in Finder (Sidebar & Desktop), also in Disk Utility.What is going on? I don't want it to show up.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Recovery Disk When The Original Machine Is Down?

May 17, 2012

I have university work I need to complete tomorrow. Machine is a 13" MacBook Pro with Bootcamp and windows 7 installed but the problem is on the Mac partition sequence of events:-I was using MS Word for Mac when it crashed as being unable to write to the disk.I went to utilities and ran a verify permissions - failures were found - one marked as not repairable I ran repair permissions - it repaired all but one I ran verify disk - it said it there was an error which could not be repaired - reformat the drive a restore from backup I have full time machine backup so thought no problem I shut down the machine and restarted using  Cmd R and went to disk utilities - no "format disk" option.Browse on internet finds I have to delete the "Macintosh HD"  partition - re- create it and restore - ok Find I cannot delete the partition because it cannot unmount the drive - because I have booted from the recovery partition which is on that drive - catch 22 Try to boot from original Snow Leopard disk - LION wont let you do it Read some more on Internet and find I can boot from the Lion Revovery HD on a USB Only way of getting it is to download it or create it using the machine I want to recover - but that machine won't boot in OS X ?...Tried the Lion Internet install but it simply fails with an " error occurred please try again.how I can get a recovery USB written in order to externally boot my Mac and recover it ?

I have available:-

USB drives
Time machine backup on external USB drive
windows available on the MacBook

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Is Recovery Disk Only Available On The Original Hard Drive

Jun 25, 2012

I am trying to reinstall lion on my 2012 13' Macbook Pro, but when I press the option key I do not see the option for Recovery. I recently changed the Hard Drive. Is it only something you can do with the original Hard Drive that came with the computer?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Restore Put Recovery Hd Over Mac Hd After First Properly Copying Mac Hd?

Apr 4, 2012

I am trying to make a redundant backup image of my harddrive using something OTHER than Time Machine.  I booted to recovery because you image from a disk you are booted from.  The restore took 2 hours, and indicated the entire time in disk utility that it was restoring "Mac HD" to a similarly sized partition on my external hard drive.  When it was done, the external had a copy of my recovery drive on it.  That's crazy talk.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iMac 24" used at work

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: No Recovery Disk At Boot Since Upgraded From Snow Leopard?

May 24, 2012

I have no recovery disk at boot since I upgraded from Snow Leopard through app store?

80 iMacs 30 MacBook Pro's 40 iTouch, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Can't Repair Time Machine Volume?

Jul 2, 2012

I have an external WD drive in a self-enclosed case, both purchased from OWC, used for my Time Machine backups. The disk and backups have been running just fine since I began using this disk over a year ago. 

When I plugged in my disk yesterday (USB), it didn't mount. I ran Disk Utility on my 'Time Machine' partition, starting with verify disk. It reported that it needed to be repaired. When I run repair, it runs for several minutes and I see information of what is being done -- incorrect block count for file shutdown_time, incorrect block count for file permStore, etc -- but I always ends with "Disk Utility can't repair this disk" and that it needs to be reformatted. 

I've run Repair Disk multiple times, all with the same answer so it seems running it again won't change the problem. Reformatting and starting fresh with Time Machine seems to be the only course of action 

What specific issues should I be aware of as I reformat my Time Machine drive/app partition?

iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), MBP, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7

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OS X Mavericks :: Erased Recovery Partition?

Jun 19, 2014

it's embarrasing to say that somehow it turned out I erased my recovery partition. Some weeks ago I was trying very hard to set up three OS's in my MBP, installing and reinstalling many times Windows 8 and Ubuntu, in one of those reinstalling I saw the recovery partition from Windows, I didn't want this to be visible, but being so tired of trying I erased this partition, I don't remember if from Windows or from Mac Disk Utility or from GParted, but I erased it because I wanted to "see" the partition system very "stable", without any odd partition seemingly "useless" near there. After reading a little I realized it was the partition OS X uses to recover the system, I don't know if to reinstall the whole system or only to recover it. I want to reestablish this partition in order for everything to be fine. How to do it? If possible I know I would have to resize some partition because there is no more 600 MB partition, I was left with an 128 MB unallocated partition. I put some screenshots of what the whole disk partition looks like, in Disk Utility and GParted.

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OS X :: Can Use A Custom Icon For A Mounted Volume

Sep 23, 2009

I have a couple of Windows systems on my home network, and it gets a bit confusing when I've got 2 mounted volumes on my desktop both called "Users", as it's not possible to see which one relates to which PC.

Is it possible to use a custom icon for a particular volume so I can visually differentiate between the two? If so, how do I do it?

And no, changing the name of the Windows share is not an option!

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OS X Mavericks :: Permission Denied On Mounted Volume?

Jun 26, 2014

in my office I've a network hard drive mounted volume on /Volumes/guest-share, when I try to open directory I get an error:

"The folder can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents" 
imac:/ roccoverrastro$ ls -AOel /Volumes/
total 56
-rw-r--r--@ 1 roccoverrastro  admin  -  6148 26 Giu 00:33 .DS_Store

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Software :: Cannot Connect To Windows Share (Volume Not Mounted)

Oct 8, 2009

I'm not able to connect to a windows share on a Windows 2003 server with my AD username and password. I'm running OS 10.5.8 from a MacBook Pro.The AD credentials work from other Macs on the network running 10.4.11 but it will not connect from mine. I've added a virgin user account and had the same problem from that account. I've reinstalled the operating system with the same failure. AD credentials allow me to log into the Exchange server via Entoruage.

My Mac is not bound to AD and neither are any of the other Mac workstations in our group. The message I get after entering my username and password in the Windows dialog box is usually "The volume could not be mounted ". In the Console log the following entry pertains to this but it's foreign to me, CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary.

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MacBook Air :: Cannot Open A Paper In Pages It Says Volume Is Not Mounted

Sep 8, 2014

I cannot open my son's research paper he did in pages it says volume is not mounted ??? what does this mean??

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OS X :: Unable To Backup Data Via Time Machine / Volume Cannot Be Mounted

Jan 1, 2009

I've spent a good deal of time over three days trying to do something that I think is both doable and shouldn't be all that hard. I have a 750gb external HD attached to a Mini, and I'd like to use that drive to do TM backups for the Mini, as well as three MacBooks.

But I can't seem to get access to the backup drive from the laptops to either get going in the first place, or to remain available for TM. I get "volume can't be mounted" errors, "image can't be mounted errors", etc. I find that I can't ever eject the backup drive from the Mini (always told an application is using it...even if I've just booted up the Mini). And with one of the MacBooks, even a direct FW connection to the drive doesn't result in the drive showing up in Finder.

Isn't this a pretty straightforward thing to do? Is there a step by step somewhere that might help me figure out what I'm doing wrong, or what I need to fix? Should I reformat the drive again and start over (there are no important backups on it yet)? By the way, the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

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OS X :: Unable To Backup With Time Machine / External Volume Cannot Be Mounted

Mar 14, 2009

I'm having trouble backing up with Time Machine. Here's the setup:

1. Three, 1TB external hard drives in a concatenated software RAID. This means that they are treated as one large drive. There is no mirroring, no increased data rate, blah blah blah. It's just three hard drives in the place of one. I am aware that this means my backup is three times as likely to fail with the hardware, but that's OK.

2. These three are connected to a USB hub.

3. This hub is connected to a G5 tower. The G5 tower can back up to the concatenated drives (I'll call them just a RAID from here on), and also all additional external hard drives that I connect to the G5 tower have been backing up to the RAID no problem. This is great.

Here's the problem:

I'm trying to get two more computers to back up to the RAID wirelessly. I read a lot online about how this didn't used to be a supported feature (backing up to an external hard drive over a network with time machine), but that Apple has recently upgraded Time Machine to support this functionality.

The first computer I started with to try to backup over the network was a Macbook Pro, trying to get it to backup to this RAID. It can see the RAID over the network, mount it, copy files to it/read it, but CANNOT time machine backup to it. I select the network RAID as the backup device, hit "back up now," then get this message:

"The external volume cannot be mounted."

This is really bizzare, considering that it is mounted, and that I can copy to it. Just for your information, I have an airport extreme wireless network that has been working beautifully, no Keychain access issues, no 3rd party firewall, nothing. I've run through Applecare on this issue: the MacBook Pro has never done ANY time machine backup on the RAID, not even a partial one, so there's no dangling sparse bundle or backup folder or anything like that. All network permissions check out, etc. I've tried repairing the RAID with disk utility, as well as repairing permissions (although I have not done either of these things to the MacBookPro).

The latest thing I tried was plugging the RAID directly into the Macbook Pro. Here's where I got the first clue (at least I think so)...Plugged DIRECTLY into the MacBook Pro, the RAID will mount, but the MacBook Pro WILL NOT backup to the RAID. It gives me the same message: the selected volume cannot be mounted. Again, this is strange considering that, just like when I am viewing the RAID over the network, plugged directly into the MacBook Pro the RAID will mount, I can read it, copy files to it, etc.

I have considered plugging the RAID into the Airport extreme directly, but first of all this would mean much slower transfer speeds with the G5 tower, which is a big issue considering the files I am backing up every day, and two, since it seems that the RAID won't be recognized by the MacBook Pro even when plugged in directly, I'm thinking that this is a more fundamental issue.

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MacBook Pro :: Lion Recovery (Command R- Reinstall Lion) Says 148 Hours After Being On For One Day And Over Night?

Jun 13, 2012

I accidently deleted some file on my computer that wouldn't let me start up my MacBook pro, 13 Inch, so I had to press Command- R at start up (brought me to Lion Recovery) and I choose reinstall lion and I started it yesterday morning and all day and over night. It's barely half way through and it says "148 Hours Left" which is crazy.. Should I just wait? is this normal? what do I do?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Search Mounted FTP Servers Using Finder

Apr 10, 2012

I just installed Lion on a machine that I use daily. One of the routine things I do is connect to FTP servers and search their contents to then collect files and process them. I was unpleasantly surprised when I found that I was simply unable to search the FTP server, it simply doesn't bring back any results. 

I tried on 2 other Lion Macs and both have the same symtoms, one of the other 2 macs is brand new out of the box (3 days old) I had to downgrade to Snow Leopard to return the machine to a useable state. 

Is Apple aware of this issue, is there a workaround? I prefer to not install 3rd party FTP apps. In fact, I tried Transmit and it too would not search but I assure you that the host of FTP servers I login in to are just fine as any other PC or Mac (10.6 or inferior) work without any problem. 

Has Apple changed something? PS the mac I tried it on was even cleanly installed, nothing but Apple SW and fully up-to-date. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk First Aid Is Stuck On Verifying Volume "Macintosh HD"?

Jun 6, 2012

Using MacBook Pro with 10.7.4 installed. I am running Disk Utility. I Chose First Aid, selected the volume Macintosh HD, and verify. It says: Verifying volume "Macintosh HD" Checking file system The swirly bar is running in the lower right hand corner... it's been doing this for many, many hours.  

What else can I do?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create Lion Recovery Media Without Internet?

Mar 30, 2012

I have not been able to connect to the AppStore. My internet connection may be too slow or there is some other problem. The Apple helpdesk is less than helpful. They do not assist with connection problems. Result: No AppStore for me. So How do I upgrade to Lion? (The problem started when the Lion USB stick was not yet available) One possible solution is to buy a new MacBook. I may have to, because the one I am using is falling apart. 

So, suppose I have this brand new MacBook and no connection to the AppStore. Is there a way to create a recovery DVD or USB stick from the new MacBook, without buying the official USB stick? 

All articles about Lion recovery assume that you have an internet connection. I have news: not every internet connection counts as an internet connection as far as Apple is concerned. Funny thing is, that all updates to Leopard and Snow Leopard went without problems. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mountain Lion DP4 Installer Telling Me I Don't Have A Recovery HD?

Jun 12, 2012

Whenever I try to install the latest preview of Mountain Lion, it says"Some features of OS X Mountain Lion are not supported for the disk "R2iMac". The warning directs me here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4649 It seems like it'll let me continue, but once it restarted it eventually said the installation failed. The point is I do have a Recovery HD and I don't know what to do about this. Check out my partitions:And here's the error dialouge: Please advise.

iMac 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4GB RAM

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