Recovery partition - vanished

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MittyG, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. MittyG macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I have a 2011 macbook pro, Lion came pre-installed, today I was messing about trying to get windows installation to boot from an external dvd drive and it wouldn't work so...

    I removed the bootcamp partition using the bootcamp assistant, then when I restarted...holding the option key only showed 1 OSX drive.

    So I restarted again and held command and r...and it just boots into OSX, so I go to terminal and show all my disks and there's no recovery drive there either, I don't have an installation disc so what the HELL am I supposed to do?
  2. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    get a 2GB usb drive and make a recovery usb from the utility
  3. Lokheed macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    I've read on Ars Technica that the partition can be remade (provided it does y shift the Bootcamp partition into an unbeatable slot.

    Sorry, can't help beyond that but I suggest heading over there for some info. I imagine it would always be better to have it on your primary drive then on a separate device.

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