Maverick Installation

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by roubitus, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. roubitus macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    I currently have two partitions on my SSD: the first is for Mountain Lion and softwares, the second for my data. In case in make a clean install of Maverick, can I safely erase the first partition and keep the second one ? What will then happen to the Mountain Lion recovery partition ?
  2. ekiro macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2013
    Use the disk utilities before installing to format the partition you want to install the OS on.

    Don't touch your data partition unless you wish to lose it. Make sure you're doing the erasing right.

    The recovery partition will be gone. You wont need it anymore. You can always install the OS via USB stick in the future. It's better. Frees up space that would otherwise be reserved for an action applied in rare cases.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes, that will work fine. Mavericks will replace the Mountain Lion recovery partition with a Mavericks recovery partition.

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