Make Lion restore disk w/out installer?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Squicken, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Squicken macrumors member

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    Has anyone figured out how to create a restore disk of lion without using the installer from the App store? Im buying an imac when Lion comes out, and it would be great to be able to do this. Perhaps finding a way to install the backup partition on a disk.
     
  2. stewacide macrumors regular

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    I'd assume that if you cloned the recovery partition to an external disk you could boot from that.
     
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    It's quite possible that approach will work. Another way to do it would be to clone your boot drive after completing installation and booting up for the first time... that's about as fresh as it gets aside from using the installer itself.
     
  4. Jaden10 macrumors member

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    I remember someone on MacRumors saying that an Apple employee told them their would be an option in System Preferences to make a backup disk. I'm not sure if it is true though.
     
  5. stewacide macrumors regular

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    I don't see it.
     
  6. Jaden10 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I hadn't heard about it before then. Just what somebody on the forums here said. Either it isn't true or it only comes on new Macs (which wouldn't really make sense).
     
  7. Squicken thread starter macrumors member

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