Ok to remove the recovery partition?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Nevalite, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Nevalite macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    #1
    I want to remove my recovery partition because it is taking up a spot in the list of partitions that I need to install linux. Basically I can't have linux as disk5, it must be max disk4 and with efi, osx, windows and linux that leaves no room for the recovery partition. Is it safe to remove this partition? Can I set up a recovery partition on an external drive later?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nevalite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    #2
    My thoughts are that I will use the lion recovery disk assistant to make a recovery usb drive and then ill delete the recovery partition off my hdd since ill essentially have it on the usb... Agreed?
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Location:
    Oregon
    #3
    Once you make the recovery disk you will be fine.
     
  4. Quad5Ny, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011

    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Location:
    New York, USA
    #4
    FYI FileVault 2 uses the recovery partition during the boot sequence. If removed FDE on your boot volume will not work.


    .
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    #5
    Yes

    Also disk utility will not function properly....Are you really that short of space? How much is an external HDD these day's? Buttons :)
     
  6. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Location:
    Oregon
    #6
    The OP didn't say he was short of space but he needed to add a Linux partition and the recovery partition was in the way.
     

Share This Page