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robertpolson
Jun 12, 2013, 07:16 PM
I did a clean install of 10.9 Mavericks and when I try to turn on Find My Mac, I get an error message:

Find My Mac requires a recovery partition.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ue2oub48z780lkt/Find%20My%20Mac%20Problem.jpg

How can this be fixed?

torana355
Jun 12, 2013, 07:20 PM
I did a clean install of 10.9 Mavericks and when I try to turn on Find My Mac, I get an error message:

Find My Mac requires a recovery partition.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ue2oub48z780lkt/Find%20My%20Mac%20Problem.jpg

How can this be fixed?


You need a recovery partition for find my mac to work. My bet is you installed off a bootable usb stick which does not install the recovery partition.

robertpolson
Jun 12, 2013, 07:25 PM
You need a recovery partition for find my mac to work. My bet is you installed off a bootable usb stick which does not install the recovery partition.

Indeed, I created a boot bale USB stick. Any idea how to get the recovery disk back in action?

I used this guide to create a bootable USB - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1594017

torana355
Jun 12, 2013, 07:31 PM
Indeed, I created a boot bale USB stick. Any idea how to get the recovery disk back in action?

I used this guide to create a bootable USB - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1594017

It can be done but requires a bit of work in terminal. Link bellow.

http://www.dmitry-dulepov.com/2011/09/how-to-create-mac-os-x-lion-recovery.html


Another simpler way would be to reinstall Mavericks using the original installer in the dmg like you would do if you were doing an update.

robertpolson
Jun 12, 2013, 09:25 PM
Thank you. I'll look into both options.

digitalfx
Jun 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
a simple reinstall from App store does the trick

Ceaz
Jun 22, 2013, 08:25 PM
For any one who having problems with the clean install 10.9 and have a newer version of iMac, Macbook Air, or Pro. Restart the computer and hold down option-command and r. This is going to connect to you to apple server so you can re download 10.8 update and then reinstall 10.9. I just had to this process on my Macbook Air and iMac both newer model with CD drives. So Just found out apple has servers for the recovery process.

mrapplegate
Jun 22, 2013, 08:28 PM
For any one who having problems with the clean install 10.9 and have a newer version of iMac, Macbook Air, or Pro. Restart the computer and hold down option-command and r. This is going to connect to you to apple server so you can re download 10.8 update and then reinstall 10.9. I just had to this process on my Macbook Air and iMac both newer model with CD drives. So Just found out apple has servers for the recovery process.

Correct. The internet reinstall is nothing new.

dansbrazil
Nov 2, 2013, 09:55 PM
Just follow the tutorial below and Create the bootable pen drive by the Terminal by createinstallmedia method. After this you will erase all the HD (of course if you already did your backup) and do a clean install.
If you tried by Disk Utility you are probably without the Recovery Partition now on your Mac.
This is the tutorial: http://osxdaily.com/2013/10/23/create-os-x-mavericks-install-drive/