Mavericks DP4 Recovery Partition

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by nylon, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    Installed DP4 on a separate partition on my rMBP alongside Mountain Lion.

    I now have 2 recovery partitions and cannot decipher which is which.

    Is there a way to figure out which recovery partition belongs to which os in Disk Utility (Debug Mode) or in terminal?

    The reason I ask is, what happens if i wish to remove Mavericks from my system. I would want to remove the associated recovery partition as well in order to get the space back.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MacReloaded macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    The recovery partition is associated to the OS in the partition immediately preceding it. So if you have this particular order:

    Recovery HD
    Mountain Lion
    Recovery HD

    The first Recovery HD belongs to Mavericks and the second belongs to Mountain Lion.

    The recovery partition is automatically removed when you remove Mavericks or Mountain Lion in Disk Utility. At least that's what happened to me.
  3. nylon thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    This is what shows up in my disk utility screen (debug mode).


    As you can see the 'Recovery Partitions' show up below the OS partitions.

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