Not seeing recovery partition when Option-Booting

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Sirolway, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I upgraded my 2009 13" MBP from Snow Leopard to Lion a little while back.
    Yesterday I rebooted & held down the option key, expecting to see the Recovery partition come up as a boot option, but only saw the main HD.

    I then plugged in a USB stick with Lion Recovery & that showed up fine

    But should I have seen the Recovery partition on my main HD?
    Opening Disk Utility now, I can see that it only has a single partition; I thought installing Lion would automatically create a recovery partition ...

    I guess what I'm coming down to is "I'd like a recovery partition on my MBP - how do I get one?" :)
     
  2. Sirolway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok apologies everyone

    Cmd-R to boot into Recovery mode - works fine
    I guess Disk Utility is just hiding the recovery partition

    So all's well, I have the recovery partition & can boot into it fine
     

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