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 :: Create A Dvd/cd Recovery Disk Instead Usb?

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 :: Create Lion Recovery Boot Usb WITHOUT Partition?

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 :: 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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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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OS X Mavericks :: How To Create Space On Recovery Disk To Reboot IMac

Dec 11, 2014

My iMac has the grey screen upon turning on.  When I attempt to restore OS X mavericks, there is not enough space on the recovery drive.

When I try to erase the disk, the error message says it is unable to erase.

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iMac (27-inch Late 2009)

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IMac (Intel) :: Will Not Boot Hard Disk And Recovery

Jun 1, 2014

The problem is that the mac will not boot period.When I press the Option on start up, it takes me to a screen where I could select to boot from the Macintosh Hard disk or Recovery 10.9 disk.Choosing either of these still does not boot up the computer. 

I think that the hard disk is damaged but what I do not understand is why I can still get the option to choose the Hard disk or the Recovery disk.I am waiting to hear from Apple Support on when I can take my imac to the genius bar and I was wondering if there is anything I can do before then. Intel imac 27-inch bought refurbished in November 2010 with imac apple care.Intel quard core processor, 4 Gig RAM, 1 terabyte HD 

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iMac

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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. 

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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MacBook Air :: Stuck On Grey Screen - Also Not Able To Boot From Recovery Disk

Mar 27, 2012

After partitioning my hard drive, I was not able to boot up my computer. Currently it is stuck at the white screen when it boots up. I tried using the USB Recovery Disk to boot up however it does not seem like it is responding to anything 

I pressed C while having the USB inserted I also tried pressing D to go in to the Apple Hardware Test nothing happened.

I also tried resetting the VRAM? It did beep and it reset however I still can't bootup

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: No Option To Boot Using Startup Disk - Only Recovery Is Visible

Jun 4, 2014

When I try turning the computer on, I get the option to choose the startup disk, but only Recovery is visible. When i check in Recovery, it still shows my original start up disk, but I cannot restart off that. What do I do?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: How To Create A Disk Image Of The Boot Drive

Apr 14, 2012

Does anyone know if it is possible to create a disk image of the boot drive? I have tried / boot from DVD, then go to Disk Utility, file/ create new image from disk but the process stops imediatlly with a. cant unmount drive, b. drive is busy, c. in use how the drive is in use is not sensable, as it should  be as 'just a drive' This is on a laptop with OSX 10.5.8 / 32gig hd, 2 gig ram, just in case it matters. I thought about timemachine, but the laptop sometimes requires a complete reinstall, that is a long process, install + upgrade + redo all the other programs +  

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G5 2x1.8 / G4 1.6, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G5 2x1.8 , G4 1.6 ghz, 2 gig, Beige G3 G4-1ghz OS9

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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 :: 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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Mac Pro :: No Recovery Partition - How To Make USB Recovery Boot Drive

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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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 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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Software :: Installing Leopard On IMac G4 With Dodgy Cd Drive - Create A Boot Firewire Disk?

Sep 6, 2008

I have a 1Ghz PowerPC G4 iMac and want to delete everything and start again with Leopard. (it seems to be within the system reqs.) Problem is the DVD drive isn't functioning properly. It sees the OSX DVD but won't boot from it. Question - What's the best alternative method? Create a boot firewire disk?

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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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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.

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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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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.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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?

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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.

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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 :: Create Single-disk Concatenated RAID?

Jul 5, 2012

I have a Mac Mini that I plan to use as a simple file server with a 2TB external disk.  I would like to be able to add future external disks to grow the original 2TB volume I create to 4TB, 6TB, etc. using RAID. 

I know it is possible to add disks to a concatenated RAID set without destroying the data on the disks already in the set, but I cannot get Disk Utility to let me create a single-disk concatenated RAID set. 

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MacBook Pro :: Create Recovery HDD Partition?

Jun 3, 2012

how can I create Recovery HD partition? MacBook Pro (Late 2011, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2 partitions

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MacBook Pro :: Create A Start-up Disk (Lion) On A Flash Drive?

Jun 14, 2012

I would like to create a start-up disk with disk first aid on a flash drive in case my hard drive fails.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Create Recovery Partition After Upgrade

Dec 3, 2014

I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite and now there is no Recovery partition.  I used the Mac app store upgrade method. 

I've since downloaded the Yosemite installer and put it on a flash drive.  Can I use that to reinstall Yosemite?

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OS X Mavericks :: MacBook Pro Only Turns On In Recovery - Disk Utility Can't Repair Disk

Sep 12, 2014

Macbook Pro running on OSX Mavericks is having problems. 

Today I turned my Mac on, and it started up with a loading wheel and a loading bar. When the loading bar finished, the Mac turned itself off. I tried many times, same happened every time. I then went into OSX Recovery, started repairing Macintosh HD, but the error message saying "Disk Utility can't repair Macintosh HD" came up and now I don't now what to do. 

Is there any way I can back up my files in this situation? Is there any way I can repair the disk without having to erase all data and reinstalling OSX? Or do I really need to bring it to a Apple Store for repair? 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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