how to recreate recovery partition

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Suanmiao, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Suanmiao
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    hi all!

    I plan to upgrade my harddrive soon, and migrate lion to the bigger harddrive using carbon copy cloner. my question is this: how do I recreate the recovery partition after?

    thanks in advance!!
     
  2. netnothing
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    I haven't really seen a good answer to this, or the question of how one maintains a bootable clone WITH the Lion Recovery Partition, since neither CCC or Super Duper will back it up.

    Only thing I've seen is, on whatever drive you are using to clone.....start with a blank drive and install Lion clean on that drive. That will create both the Lion install and the recovery partition. After that's done....you can then use CCC to clone your current Lion install over, replacing the Lion partition on the clone.

    Only other thing I can think of is to clone your Lion to the new drive (giving you a bootable Lion disk with no Recovery Partition). Then re-install Lion on that drive. I'm guessing this would keep all settings, etc...and create the recovery partition?

    Would be curious as to what you find out.

    -Kevin
     
  3. xgman
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    I tried a clean install on a mac formatted drive and it did not create the recovery partition oddly enough.
     
  4. Wolfpup
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    Could that be because it's not relevant since they know you've got the reinstall media?
     
  5. netnothing
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    Nope shouldn't be. I've installed Lion on a clean external drive and it created the Recovery partition.

    -Kevin
     
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    So I just installed Lion on a blank external drive and it DID install the Recovery HD to it.

    -Kevin
     
  7. saulinpa
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    I used Lion's Disk Utility to copy to a new drive and it copied the hidden recovery partition as well.
     

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