Coned SSD can't use Firevault

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  1. dickdaney macrumors regular

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    I cloned my HDD using Superduper to a samsung 850 SSD. When I go to turn on fire vault on the SSD i get the message "some disk formats don't support the recovery partition required by encryption. To use encryption, reinstall this version of OS X on a reformatted disk."

    Can anyone tell me what the messages means and if/how I can use fire vault on my SSD?

    Using OS X 10.11.1 on a late 2011 MBP 13"
    Original drive was a stock 500 GB HDD
    SSD is a 500 GB samsung 850 EVO
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I guess you mean "Filevault", and not fire vault or firewall :D
    I'm pretty sure that message means that your SSD does not support enabling FileVault when the Recovery HD partition is missing from that disk. I don't think that SuperDuper! supports cloning the recovery partition. I do know that Carbon Copy Cloner will do that. Or, you can search for how to add the recovery partition to your SSD. Here's one: http://www.macworld.com/article/260...-creator-adds-os-x-recovery-to-any-drive.html
     
  3. dickdaney thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Looks like i only have 2 options since Superduper doesn't clone the recovery partition. 1) clean install of El Capitan and copy my files from time machine 2) re-install El Capitan over my current install.

    Looks likes Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 doesn't currently support OSX 10.11
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just install El Capitan over top of the existing install without erasing the drive. Your existing data will still be there and that will create a recovery partition for you. Backup first of course just in case things don't go according to plan.
     

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