Create new recovery partition

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

  1. sjfwhite macrumors member

    sjfwhite

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    Hey folks - I just joined the developer program to get the GM of Lion and installed it. I have a Momentus XT hd that Snow Leopard had some issues with and wanted to give it a shot with Lion as I heard that many of the issue were solved with 10.7. I cloned the hd onto the Momentus XT but it didn't clone the recovery partition. Is there a utility for creating a new recovery partition on the new drive? Thanks!
     
  2. mullet macrumors regular

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    I was wondering the same thing. I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this yet. I'm hoping a future update to Carbon Copy Cloner includes the recovery partition.
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I just switched out my laptop drive for a moments, and I have the same problem. I'm guessing it's a product of the Momentus being a hybrid drive... Apple says Lion can't create recovery partitions on RAID drives, and perhaps this is just close enough to a RAID to interfere.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Not at all. Most cloning methods only clone the partition you have selected, not every partition on the HDD.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Apple does offer a tool to help create a recovery partition on external media.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848

    This could be useful here.

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