Can't get into Boot Options

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tymaster50, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    My r key doesn't work so i have to use the alt/options key, but only the main partition shows up, no recovery HD. Is there a fix or am I stuck?
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Booting with the <ALT> pressed should give you the option for the Recovery partition too.

    Can you see the partition if you enable the debug menu in Disk utility?

    In Terminal.app:
     
  3. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I did that and it showed up but doesn't show on the actual list of partitions at startup
     
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    The yosemite installer may have created logical volume groups.

    This is how to fix partitions (including the recovery partition) if this were the case.

    If the yosemite installer creates logical volume groups, you can run this in terminal to get your partitions back to normal. This will also make a recovery partition visible when you boot up when holding the option key down (provided the yosemite installer installed one when you installed yosemite).

    diskutil cs list

    and then

    diskutil coreStorage revert lvUUID

    where lvUUID is the last lvUUID reported by the previous Terminal command.



    You may have to restart for everything to get back to normal after you have run these commands in Terminal.
     
  5. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks man i'll see if it works, yosemite keeps making my computer crash so i'm going back to stock for now until another beta comes out.

    Edit: says unable to find disk...
     
  6. tywebb13, Jun 29, 2014
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    tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    Remember that the lvUUID to enter into the second command is the last lvUUID reported by the first command.
     
  7. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Finally got it. I had to use disk1 uuid instead of the hard drive
     

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