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?

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

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OS X Mavericks :: Recovery Partition Missing

Jun 19, 2014

I recently experienced trouble with my iMac Late 2012. As a result of this I was wanting to do the step of reinstalling the OS completely. Complete with Time Machine backup and so on. So far so good.

As I tried booting into recovery holding R nothing happened. Tried again booting with options hold down. It then only showed me my hard drive to choose from. With another Mac I made a bootable Flash Drive which worked perfectly in my MacBook Air. So tried booting to the flash drive with my iMac by holding C and then again with options and again I was presented only my regular hard drive.  

I already did this terminal thing { diskutil list; echo; diskutil cs list; } | open -f -a TextEdit and the result showed that there is no Recovery Partition installed. Still no problem. I did research and found out that it is possible to reinstall it by reinstalling Mavericks. No the only problem is: It won"t let me reinstall anything. I only got prompted a message that it can't be installed on my hard drive.

So now my question:  Is there any other possibility to get rid of anything there is on my hard drive and do a clean fresh install of Mavericks?

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Feb 26, 2012

I had to reinstall everything from a time machine backup yesterday and now my recovery hd partition is gone. Everything is working ok but i would like to know what happened to the recovery disk Also i was wondering if i could reinstall my apps from a time machine backup if i had to reinstall lion from internet reinstall

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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May 10, 2012

After updating to Lion 10.7.4. the recovery partition is away or not accessible.When i try to start up whit CMD-R my Macbook Air 13" late 2011 goes on the internet.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mac Pro Always Boots To Recovery Partition?

May 15, 2012

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 with 6 GB RAM and a 1 TB HD. After installing Lion, every reboot fails to work properly. Instead of simply booting the machine, it goes into the Recovery Partition and runs Disk Tools. Once in Disk Tools, I Quit, select my HD as the boot drive, and reboot again. THEN it runs the normal System off the HD. It seems a flag of some sort was left turned on that makes the machine thinks it's mid-install. 

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 29, 2012

I recently installed a new Hard Drive in my Early 2011 Macbook Pro, and I was wondering if there was any way I could out the Lion Recovery Partion on it.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Feb 5, 2012

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 22, 2012

I give up. I can't find the answer to this. So, I'll just ask and hope.I have a mid-2011 mini that was upgraded to Lion. However, it had a Bootcamp partition running Windows 7.Apparently, whoever upgraded my machine didn't create a recovery boot disk before upgrading.So, I have no recovery partition and apparently no ability to create a recovery boot usb without one.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Repair Boot Partition But Don't Have 'Recovery HD'

Jun 3, 2012

I was doing a routine maintenence and Disk Utility is telling me I have a few block counts askew. Everything seems to be working fine ( on the surface of things ) but like to be anal and would like to do a repair. However, I don't have a Recovery partition and the App store has decided that I haven't purchased Lion although I did, I can show you the bank statement. I installed a new hard disk not so long back ( I guess this is the reason why the App store decided I didn't purchase Lion!? ) and reinstalled from a Time Machine backup it wasn't seemless but I'm techy enough, to make it work, just not a big fan of spending my days learning terminal commands.I have a mid 2009 MPB so can't do internet recovery, the Recovery Disk Assistant won't let me create a Recovery Disk on an exernal drive since, yes you've guessed it, I don't have a Recovery Partition.

Am quite happy to reinstall as long as it doesn't compromise my data but can't find the 'restore my purchases' button on the app store else if there is a less than obtuse ( and none-sketchy ) method of creating the partition HD.

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Sep 12, 2014

I'm on a 2008 model Mac Pro 8-core system for work.  For whatever reason it doesn't have a recovery partition.  I read that if I don't have a recovery partition, I can't make a recovery USB bootable drive....so how do I make one?  And no, I cannot reinstall the OS on here, that would be beyond detrimental to what's going on here.  (too many details to get into) 

Alternatively, can I make one with my 10.8.5 MacbookPro at home and run it here on my Lion system? 

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Intel Mac :: Recreate Deleted Recovery Partition In Lion

Jun 30, 2012

My iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) came with Lion installed. I deleted the recovery partition when I triple booted with Windows 7, Ubuntu and Mac OS. 

Is there any way to re-create a deleted recovery partition in Lion? I've read that you can download Lion from the App Store & write it to a USB using the Disk Utility. 

I am currently dual booting with Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4) and Windows 7 (installed via Boot Camp). 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iMac 27-inch, Mid 2011

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Time Machine Backup And Get Recovery Partition?

May 11, 2012

I restored from a Time Machine backup and then setup boot camp (and removed that partition a while back) and now I don't have a recovery partition. (Can't enable File Vault and
bash-3.2# diskutil list /Volumes/Macintosh HD
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0:GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
1:EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2:Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 87.4 GB disk0s2)

My new MacBook Pro didn't come with any CDs. Apparently I need the recovery partition to reinstall Lion from the internet. "Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet..." The recommended solution from Apple seems to be reinstall with your OSX 10.6 CD (which I don't have) and then upgrade to Lion (which seems like a PITA). Info from : [URL]

What process should I follow to restore my recovery partition and apply the current state of the machine from a backup? (The process should not involve anything I don't have, like USB memory sticks, Lion CDs, etc....)Supplementary questions which are only relevant if the answer is "you can't" (which would seem to be a major bug!) Or is there a clever method to install a recovery partition onto an existing disk (which clearly has space for it)?

I have searched for it but all the results I found have either not mentioned that it works without reinstalling but look like it's needed, or do say "reinstall".If I install Lion to an external disk, can I boot from that and use the recovery disk assistant tool to restore the partition to my internal disk? (Which I assume I'll need to do to get FileVault to work)?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 3, 2014

Disk Utility Crashed whilst creating a Partition, and I now have ~100GB missing, which was the amount I had allocated to the new partition.

The new partition didn't get created, and I now have 100GB missing from the Hard drive. I have a 1TB hard drive, and when I go to Disk Utility, it says:  Capacity : 999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 Bytes)Available : 586.1 GB (586,103,844,864 Bytes)Used : 310.52 GB (310,524,317,696 Bytes) 

Which adds up to about ~900GB.

I tried Repairing Disk in Disk Utility, booting into Recovery Mode and Repairing Disk there, but neither made a difference. 

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Mar 13, 2012

I have removed the Lion Recovery partition and shat should I do now to get that back again?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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May 5, 2012

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

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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. 

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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: 

[Code]....

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. 

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MacBook Pro, mid-2010 MBP running Mac OS 10.7.4

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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?

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

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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?

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

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

May 22, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Can't Repair Disk (1 Partition) On External Hard Drive

Apr 24, 2012

I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Studio FW800 external that has 5 partitions, connected to my 2011 iMac. I had help doing the partitions and don't really remember the reasoning, but one is just for my SuperDuper! backup, one is Miscellaneous, one for movie clips off my camcorder, one for misc scanned photo's and one for my genealogy research. I back up using Time Machine to a Time Capsule and also to this WD hard drive with SuperDuper! 

Recently I'm getting a pop up message that "Mac OS X can't repair the disk "Genealogy"'.  And it needs to be reformatted.  It's become a read only disk.  When I look in Disk Utility it shows all the partitions as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" EXCEPT for the one in question.  I also noticed that there are a lot of files with "date created" being the same date in 1969!  These files may be letters I've written or photo's I added to that partition within the last few years. 

I think I have to completely reformat the entire external hard drive to repair this, but I want to make sure.  Because it's going to be a major hassle backing it all up to another external (having to get one first) and then figuring out how to make the files that have turned "read only" in that one partition, back to their original state!  Does this sound right, that I have to reformat the entire external hard drive?  And how do I get the read-only files back to their original state.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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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.

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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:-

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

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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?

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MacBook Pro

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Apr 6, 2012

I have run the Disk Utility verify function against my system partition. It tells me there are minor issues that need fixing up and I should run the repair disk function, by booting using Command-R and using the Disk Utility to repair the drive.Problem is, when I boot using Command-R and select Disk Utility the partition is shown greyed out and the Verify and Repair options do not work.I think this could be because the partition is encrypted. The utility does not offer me the chance to unlock the partition with my passphrase.How can I repair the filesystem errors on this partition?

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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.

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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?

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

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