Lion Recovery Disk Assistant Question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SR45, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. SR45 macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Some what confused even after doing a Google search....

    My question to anyone in the know is, if I were to reformat the hard drive or the drive died of me, and I put in another new hard drive, would this lion recovery disk assistant program that I now have on a USB thumb drive work with a internet connection or would I have to install fresh a new iOS Lion ?

    I have the Lion USB thumb drive on hand if necessary but wanted the recovery partition back again if possible.

    Thanks in advance.... :confused:
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

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    I just went thru all the steps of upgrading ( my machine went from 2011 base mbp 13 to 8 gb of ram and a 7200 rpm disk ).

    I pulled the disk out ( stashed away ) and installed new drive and used USB rec disk to reload everything.

    Yes it does eventually reinstall Lion after downloading it ( takes a while depends on bandwidth ) and yes it will recreate a new recovery partition on the new disk.
     
  3. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    That makes it easy with the Lion recovery disk assistant program and having the recovery partition back again on a new drive.

    I reloaded Lion the other day using the normal Command+R method with a 5400 rpm drive, and it took about 1:32 min total.

    Many thanks for the reply johnhurley ;)
     

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