How to install/upgrade to Mavericks without recovery partition?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Mac32, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010

    I have an iMac (late 2013 model) with one OSX Mountain Lion parition, and one Windows 7 64bit bootcamp partition.
    I changed the partition sizes after having installed Win7/bootcamp, and it messed up my SSD somehow. 50gbs just disappeared, and I can't modify my OSX partition any longer.
    So no suprise, when trying to install Mavericks, the installation stopped fairly quickly telling me "Can't install recovery partition".

    Is there anyway to install Mavericks as an upgrade over my old Mountain Lion OSX partition, without installing the recovery partition?

  2. xMacMan macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2011
    I would love to know this as well. I currently have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed, and therefore I cannot seem to upgrade, because OS X cannot install a recovery partition.

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