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Aug 4, 2012, 10:31 AM
I've used my USB Mountain Lion on 2 different MBAs.

Both of them were lacking recovery partition. I didn't do any custom installation. Everything works but I don't have any recovery partition. :confused:

P.S I checked it in terminal with "diskutil list" command.


Aug 4, 2012, 10:38 AM
Here is the solution by our fellow member. You'll need to re-download Mountain Lion from the App Store to get the BaseSystem.dmg.

So since this method removes your Recovery HD, I thought I'd point out that there's a way to get it back (like I just did) using this guide: http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/removing-and-rebuilding-a-malfunctioning-recover-hd-partition/

Simply run the dmtest script in Terminal, but instead of passing the Lion Recovery Update BaseSystem parameters to it, point to the BaseSystem on your Mountain Lion Install ESD. Worked flawlessly and now I have Find My Mac.