create recovery partition OSX 10.9 - after cloning disk image

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  1. joecool99 Suspended

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    i've cloned existing mac partition to another laptop, but it won't create the recovery partition that way.

    is there a way the create the hidden recovery partition AFTER ?
     
  2. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    You can make a copy of the "Recovery HD" with Disk Utility. Then, on your new Mac create a partition with the same size and copy the contents of the Recovery HD.dmg to it. It also works to click Restore in Disk Utility.

    Note: You have to enable the Debug menu for showing hidden partitions:
    defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1
     
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  4. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    You create it yourself with Disk Utility.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Run the Mountain Lion installer. It will create a recovery partition for you.
     
  6. mattking macrumors newbie

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    But only one that needs internet connection. I think he wants the version that boots offline.
     
  8. joecool99 thread starter Suspended

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    Created drive bootable install, did a clean install, but the setup did not create recovery partition.
    Is this normal?
    Is it because the 10.9 was designed to paste over 10.8 ?
     
  9. mattking macrumors newbie

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    Follow the guide I mentioned earlier to create a recovery partition without having to do a full reinstall etc.

    The partition isn't created when using a USB install.
     
  10. tywebb13, Oct 18, 2013
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  11. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    I have not tried GM, but after purging / deleting / repartitioning the main drive, the installer always creates the Recovery HD (which contains only the Internet Installer by the way).
     
  12. opinio macrumors 65816

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    An external Time Machine backup, CCC and Disk Utility (Restore) in the recovery partition is self (at boot) all copy the Recovery Partition so what method did you use?

    EDIT: Sorry that post was meant to quote the OP's original. Sorry for any confusion.
     

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