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nontroppo

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I did a clean install of 10.13 on a MacbookPro 11,5 and I have the following disk structure:

Code:
>  diskutil list   
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.3 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         500.1 GB   disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +500.1 GB   disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume Diogenes                146.8 GB   disk1s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 27.9 MB    disk1s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                506.6 MB   disk1s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      1.1 GB     disk1s4

Yet when I start my Mac with ⌥ pressed I only get my main partition (APFS Volume Diogenes) displayed. The APFS disk container looks correct to me, does anyone have any ideas why no recovery disk option is present at boot?
 

nontroppo

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To answer my own question, it seems recovery partitions are no longer visible, but are still accessible with ⌘R...
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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To answer my own question, it seems recovery partitions are no longer visible, but are still accessible with ⌘R...
That's normal AFAIK. You boot into the recovery partition using the ⌘R where as the boot menu may only show the non-recovery partitions.

I will offer one caveat, I've not booted my Mac with the option key for a very long time, and so my memory of what's presented may be off ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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