Erasing the recovery partition

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iSmac, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. iSmac macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2011
    How do you erase the recovery partition, if I boot from the Snow Leopard disc and then run Disc Utilty and wipe the HD, will that take the recovery partition with?
  2. Asclepio macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2011
  3. polsander macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    this implies also that you cannot perform a clean installation of lion with lion recovery assistant created with the apple utility, right? you always need to create a lion usb key...

    if anyone could answer this doubt of mine I would be really grateful - I need to understand if i need to buy a 8g usb key or if the lion recovery disk I have created is enough to perform a clean installation

    thanks in advance

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