Two Recovery HD partitions?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by theaero, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. theaero macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2008
    I just installed Lion on a new partition, and now for some reason when I hold option to select my SL or Lion installation, I have two recovery HD partitions. Shouldn't there just be one, and can I get rid of one?

  2. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Lion Recovery isn't specific to an install; it literally just has Disk Utility and the ability to download a new copy of Lion. You can get rid of one of them.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Are the recovery partitions on separate disks? If so, it's no harm to leave them there. They are rather small. And leaves you covered if the disk with Lion on it fails.

    However, if you're going to remove one, remove the one from the disk that doesn't have Lion on it.
  4. theaero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2008
    Same disc. I'd rather not have the extra one, but dont know how to get rid of it.

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