problem using the Lion Recovery Disk Assistance

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tbluhp, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    Each time I launch the app I am presented with this

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    I do have the usb drive plugged in so why am I getting this?
     
  2. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    Run diskutil list in Terminal and see whether there really isn't a "Recovery HD" present on your computer. Maybe post the output here.
    There should be an entry kind of like this:

    Code:
     3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
    The assistant uses that partition as a data source for the new recovery HD.
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk0
    1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_CoreStorage 189.7 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3
    4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 60.0 GB disk0s4
    /dev/disk1
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: Apple_HFS Macbook *129.0 GB disk1
    /dev/disk2

    I do not have this what have I done wrong?
     
  4. tkermit, Aug 9, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011

    tkermit macrumors 68030

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    Did you install Lion to your current disk using a Snow Leopard installation on a different disk perchance? That may have put the recovery partition on your other disk, I think. Or it may have something to do with Bootcamp... :confused:

    I̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶k̶i̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶f̶u̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶w̶a̶y̶.̶.̶.̶ you seem to have Filevault enabled, right? ̶B̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶e̶x̶p̶e̶c̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶k̶1̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶i̶z̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶o̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶l̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶k̶ ̶0̶ ̶i̶s̶.̶ The third slice on disk 0 seems to be the bootable (invisible) partition that decrypts your main disk on startup. That one usually contains the recovery part as well, but apparently not for you.

    D̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶p̶u̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶k̶u̶t̶i̶l̶ ̶c̶s̶ ̶l̶i̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶w̶e̶l̶l̶?̶ ̶(̶P̶u̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶b̶l̶o̶c̶k̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶h̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶s̶y̶m̶b̶o̶l̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶a̶t̶ ̶b̶a̶r̶ ̶r̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶b̶o̶x̶)̶

    EDIT: I just realized that your listing isn't complete. That makes more sense then.
     

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