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First, open a Terminal. Status before: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *128.0 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 127.8 GB ...


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The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant can make a backup copy of the recovery partition. The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has the same capabilities and limitations as the built-in Lion Recovery. Just as a backup copy of a good file needs to be made before the file comes upon it's demise, this tool will not ...


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This might help http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433 "The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in Lion Recovery: reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari."


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The best answer is one supported by Apple. Why not use the new Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to make your USB bootable media. The only requirements are listed as: A Mac running OS X Lion with an existing Recovery HD An external USB hard drive or thumb drive with at least 1GB of free space Detailed, step by step instructions are updated at ...


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Homebrew developer here: everything should be under /usr/local. Anything not under there would have required manual intervention by you to be put somewhere else (most likely your home directory). Worst case you just read the caveats for the packages that don't appear to work correctly any more.


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I just did this yesterday, so it's still fresh in my mind. Make sure that when you restart your computer, you hold Cmd-R to enter recovery mode. Inside that, choose "Disk Utility" and there you can erase your Mac OSX partition. If you do not do that and simply select "Reinstall Mac OS X", then it will not erase your drive, but just overwrite the parts ...


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You'll need to partition the drives first, putting the Recovery partition on one of your physical drives. It can't be part of the Fusion drive as its unlikely you can boot directly into a Core Storage logical volume (you need a boot loader separately). Take note of the partition structure in this Ars Technica article about the Fusion drive. The best way to ...


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Office 2011 requires activation and is tied to your hardware so it might very well be that you need to reactivate Office 2011 after the HD change. The whole activation procedure is described in Office for Mac 2011 Activation and Product key Information. According to this document, the product key was mailed to you in a mail with subject "Microsoft Office for ...


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The Recovery Partition does not get updated. Once the partition is created, OS X Recovery downloads the latest of your OS X version from Apple. Extracted from Apple's About OS X Recovery: Reinstalling OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion via OS X Recovery requires broadband access to the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection. OS X is downloaded over ...


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Ok so I have solved the problem without re-formatting or re-installing. Hopefully most people won't wind up in this situation. See @robmathers answer for tips on how to avoid deleting your Recovery HD in the first place. WARNING the following commands are fairly low-level and may cause you to loose data. Take proper precautions (backup, clone, etc). But ...


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The recovery partition on your original disk was the only supported method until the Recovery Disk Assistant was made available. The bulk of this answer was written before the official steps were published - so I would recommend the Recovery Disk Assistant even though HT4718 steps help understand what is happening under the hood. ...


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If you have one of the newest Macs (The most recently released Mac Mini or MacBook Air, and in the future all new Mac models) you can install Lion over the Internet by net booting from Apple's servers. See Apple's Lion Recovery page. If your Mac problem is a little less common — your hard drive has failed or you’ve installed a hard drive without OS X, ...


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I installed a larger drive in my MBP and cloned my original disk to the new drive using SuperDuper! This process doesn't create the restore partition. Reinstalling Lion onto the new drive created the necessary partition for me. I reinstalled this using the "USB Key" installer run from a partition on an external drive. My User accounts, applications, etc. ...


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From http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4790 FileVault 2 requirements FileVault 2 requires OS X Lion and Recovery HD installed on your startup drive, which the OS X Lion installer will attempt to create at installation. If you receive an alert that no Recovery HD could be created and continued to install OS X Lion, you will be unable to use FileVault 2. See ...


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You also need to recover library files: /Library/Application Support/iWork'09 /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09.installer.plist /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09.plist In my case, this was the minimum requirement to get Keynote starting again. Additionally, you might want to recover user-specific files from your user directory: ...


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Yes - programs like PhoneView can often read files from a device that iTunes insists must be restored. The iTunes function is to sync and clearly the OS is now in a state where it can't run itself or be updated, so the "correct" thing for iTunes is to ask for a restore. I wouldn't say that you are guaranteed to get the photos back, but it's good you have ...


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Yes, you can. Be sure to have a full Time Machine archive on an external device before you begin, and check your MBP meets the minimum system requirements before you buy. The Mountain Lion installer will create Recovery HD, if it doesn't already exist. In case you choose to do a clean install, which is quicker, import your account afterwards from the Time ...


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PRAM Reset On boot, hold ⌘ cmd + ⌥ alt + P + R until the second boot chime. This can fix a variety of things including problems due to recent kernel panics. Recovery HD On boot, hold ⌘ cmd + R to boot into the Recovery HD. If this fails, hold ⌥ alt on boot, and select Recovery from the options available. From here, you can open Disk Utility and select ...


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If you have an iTunes backup, you can browse it with this application and maybe find your note again. The linked app works only for Mac, but here's two alternatives (not tested) : iPhone backup extractor which is a paid multiplatform app iphonebackupbrowser which is less polished and windows only, but free.


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It IS possible for Disk Utility to erase the Recovery Partition. I had problems with my original installation so created a second, temporary, partition to do a clean install from the InstallESD.dmg within the Lion installer. I then used Migration Assistant to transfer my apps and files over to the new partition. In the process, a second Recovery Partition ...


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You can recreate the Lion Recovery Partition by following the instructions available at this Apple support document: http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433 Note, you are not supposed to be able to see the recovery partition in normal use, so can you clarify how you have identified it is missing? What happend when you boot with the CMD-R keys held down?


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My suggestion Don't try to resize from the Recovery partition. Boot into the normal partition and resize from there. Background diskutil list is misleading you. It is not the position of the recovery partition which is your problem. I had a very similar setup, and here is the output of diskutil list for me: #: TYPE NAME ...


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The best guide is all written up on Apple's support web site. A high level Introducing Lion Recovery covers the basics and the About Lion Recovery knowledge base article gets into the details. Some macs can use internet recovery to perform a one step / internet net boot / bare metal restore. All the rest require a [USB bootable recovery HD. Apple provides ...


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Sounds like your harddisk is busted. There is a feature in MacBooks which is there to help protect the disk by parking the head in the event of a fall but it's not foolproof. Even if you managed to resolve the errors, I wouldn't trust that the disk had not been damaged and you just risk further data loss in future. Best thing you can do is backup anything ...


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You are correct that the recovery partition is not on your machine. On my Lion machine I see: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: ...


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Assuming that the InstallESD.dmg is on the windows 7 computer: Copy the InstallESD.dmg file onto the USB drive (just copy, not burning etc) Boot into the MacBook's Recovery Partition. Plug in the USB drive and open disk utility. Restore the USB drive using the InstallESD.dmg on the USB drive * Restart and boot from the USB Drive. *You might not be able ...


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The only sure way is to restore from your latest backup, which is why Apple added Time Machine for easy use. If you do not have that then the first thing to do is turn the machine off so that no more data is written to the disk. Then boot the machine off a recovery disk like Diskwarrior. If you are lucky then you can restore data if not the next step would ...


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Time Machine is a bit different from third party data recovery software. Here's how they work: When your computer is connected to an external hard drive and Time Machine is turned on, every hour it backs up the files on your computer (or any files changed since the previous backup). In this way, you always have a copy of everything, including versions going ...


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Luckily I've done this as a proof of concept. The key is to use the terminal for it. Apple hides the recovery partition by default in Disk Utility which makes it hard to clone. Fire up your terminal and let's get started. Type diskutil list and find the partition name for Recovery_HD, it should be something like disk0s3 What we're going to do with this is ...


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I've got a similar model to yours (black one, same age). Lion runs fine on it, and all the features work except for multitouch. You get two finger scroll, but that's about it. It's basically like having a mouse attached. That said, I don't think there are any functions that require multitouch; they all have keyboard/mouse equivalents. The performance is ...



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