Recovery partitions in DIYfusion?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toke lahti, May 29, 2014.

  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hi,
    I made fusion drive to my mbp and it shows like this now:
    Code:
    Last login: Thu May 29 15:40:46 on ttys000
    TokesMacBook:~ toke$ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         119.7 GB   disk0s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk0s3
    /dev/disk1
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk1
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         999.9 GB   disk1s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk1s3
    /dev/disk2
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk2
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk2s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS 10.9.2 2014-05-29       499.8 GB   disk2s2
    /dev/disk3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                  Apple_HFS Fusion                 *1.1 TB     disk3
    TokesMacBook:~ toke$ 
    Do I now have recovery partition in both ssd AND hdd and what are the benefits and downsides of this?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #2
    You do not have a recovery partition. There are various guides for making the Fusion drive, and not all of those guides create a recovery partition.

    If you had one, you would be able to see the 650MB partition like in this screenshot.

    [​IMG]

    There is a guide here that will make a Fusion drive with recovery in place.

    It is good to have the recovery partition. Some services like Filevault encryption and Find my Mac require it. Also, the recovery partition can be booted from to use as a troubleshooting tool. If you don't care about any of those things, it won't harm anything to run without one.
     
  3. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Okay,
    the boot partition is not recovery partition.
    Do I need to have two boot partitions?

    Weeel, I guess I need to re-fusion and copy all things again from external drive...
    Find my mac might be handy sometime in the future...
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #4
    No... I suspect the way you made the Fusion gave you that second boot section instead of the recovery partition.
     
  5. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #5
    This looks better then:
    Code:
    TokesMacBook:~ toke$ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         119.7 GB   disk0s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk0s3
    /dev/disk1
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk1
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         999.3 GB   disk1s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk1s3
    /dev/disk2
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk2
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk2s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS 10.9.2 2014-05-29       499.8 GB   disk2s2
    /dev/disk3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                  Apple_HFS Fusion                 *1.1 TB     disk3
    TokesMacBook:~ toke$
    Thanks for the help!
     

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