New pro and putting in a SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MaxBurn, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. MaxBurn, Jan 24, 2012
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    MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    First off I noticed that the 500gb drive didn't have a recovery partition, I do want one.

    Anyway putting in a SSD that was formatted for windows, I did the internet recovery and I am in disk utility. I switched it over to a GUID and one big partition.

    Question if I run the lion installer from here will it create a recovery partition automatically? If not what do I do here to make it create the recovery partition?

    Searching through a bunch of guides but these all seem to be mentioning the pre 2011 macs without internet recovery.

    What I am gathering is that if you don't specifically get the "no Recovery HD can be created" message mentioned here than I am good to go and it will automatically repartition and sneak in a recovery partition??

    That would be a no.

    Well luckily I have a Time Capsule so I will just shove a backup on that and that will be good enough for me.

    The internet recovery was easy, reasonably quick and really handy.
     
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    Using the internet recovery on a new HD I never saw the "no Recovery HD can be created" warning and nor did it create one.

    Meh, I will be a bit cramped for space on this SSD after I bootcamp it anyway.
     

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