The recovery partition does the download for you. For Lion, I explained how to. Otherwise, follow the guide to make the Debug menu visible, and then come on back and we'll continue the cloning process. Lion Recovery Disk Assistant can be downloaded. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this so please leave a comment below. Insert an external drive, launch the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on screen instructions.
Click on the restore to complete the copying process. It should be in your Desktop folder. Also, this would seem to make the unnecessary. Background When I installed Lion, the install of a recovery partition failed. I used a recovery stick of my sister to install Lion on it.
I show you how, below. The name itself was an accident, shouted by Frankie P. Now to boot from it just select it as the Start Up disk in System Preferences or hold down option key on boot and select it from the choice of bootable devices. Apple's about the utility notes that the partition it creates has all the same capabilities as the Lion Recovery that is installed during a Lion installation. For example, when the inevitable 10. Update For Newer Models — hidden BaseSystem.
However, since the size can change with each new version of the operating system, I suggest making the partition size larger than 1. This would make it much easier to re-install Lion in the event that your hard drive fails. Here you'll find the actual name used by the system to access the partition. The Recovery Disk Assistant window appears, as shown below. This is exactly what we need, so the first step in the cloning process is to turn on the Debug menu. Now go to the restore tab on the right pane and just drag and drop the BaseSystem.
So, following are the major use of recovery partition. The Apple Recovery Disk Assistant seems to be a Mac-only software. For situations like this, you need an emergency drive on hand to start up your computer and troubleshoot the problem. For example, if you want to on multiple Macs, a bootable install drive can be more convenient than downloading or copying the entire Mountain Lion installer to each computer. Disk Utility includes a hidden Debug menu that you can use to force hidden partitions to be visible in Disk Utility. This device is self-contained and kept entirely separate from your computer — and any potential problems associated with it. Couple of footnotes on this — about the recovery partition, also just released from Apple is an.
But using only Ubuntu does not really make me happy. You are in, as they say, a real pickle. Finally, if you need to —assuming you have the license to do so—a bootable install drive makes it easier to do so. In order to clone the existing internal recovery system you will have to mount the internal recovery partition and make it visible in disk utility. Make a note of the identifier name.
Open it in finder and and go to the folder com. So, you can not boot, or log in regularly? If the destination drive has multiple partitions, just drag the partition you want to use as your bootable installer volume. I have a serious problem that I need help with. It is a great option to have because if your drive is brutally damaged, there is a possibility of not being able to use the recovery volume and you don not necessary have an internet connection all the time. Image via Before You Start The obvious first step here is to.
Update For Newer Models — hidden BaseSystem. Once entered, available boot devices will appear, with the recovery partition being named Recovery-10. Tools and applications to perform clean installs, accounts resets, and troubleshoot hardware issues are located here. It could not even start. Disable FileVault before proceeding with these instructions — you can enable it again after you have created the recovery disk. Note that all data on this drive will be erased so that the assistant can install the files to make a recovery disk. Get the latest version of the Mountain Lion installer Before you make a bootable install drive, you should make sure you have the latest version of the Mountain Lion installer.