No Recovery Partition from Lion Install on External Disk

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Darkfire26, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Darkfire26 macrumors newbie

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    We have an old Lacie 320GB, with two partitions - LaCie, for general purpose crap, and Time Machine, each roughly half the drive. Installed Lion on LaCie, to test it out, see how I liked it.

    Just curious, why is there no recovery partition?
    Even on an external drive, it would be useful at times.
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  2. AlteMac macrumors regular

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    Are you sure it isn't there? It is a hidden partition.
     
  3. Darkfire26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It should show up on boot while holding option, as well as in Disk Utility, shouldn't it? Absent on both.
    Also, found out you can't run a Snow Leopard install from the same drive as a Lion install. Odd.
     
  4. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    My recovery partition doesn't show up on boot while holding option, nor is it listed in Disk Utility. But I can definitely boot into it by pressing CMD+R on startup. It also shows up when I enter 'diskutil list' in the Terminal:

    Code:
    /dev/disk0
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *80.0 GB    disk0
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         79.2 GB    disk0s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
     
  5. Darkfire26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops. I'm cool.

    Thanks a bunch.

    Off the top of your head, any reason why the Snow Leopard install image won't run off of Lion?

    It's no problem, just installed it from disk (slower though), just curious.
     

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