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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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Rerunning the Installer works for OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 - running the recovery disk assistant isn't a good idea if you are running 10.8 or newer OS as well as hardware that ships with newer builds of OS. 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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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In the past when I have had issues with discs not ejecting I would restart holding option until a screen is displayed that will ask to boot from either the CD or the internal HDD, without making a selection hit the eject key. Then you can shut the computer down then.


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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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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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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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Your option is to continue letting it download. Apple does give the installer file, through Recovery Mode. It sounds like you have an exceptionally slow Internet connection. I recommend that you do this somewhere with a better connection.


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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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I had this problem too, the best thing you can do is replace the harddrive since it will eventually break beyond repair. Macs are quite sensitive to faulty hdd's so there is a good chance you can still use the drive as external drive and get your data from it. so: Replace the drive yourself if you can (ifixit) or have it replaced Get a hard drive enclosure ...


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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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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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I have described my solution in this blogpost: http://hints.binaryage.com/recover-lost-recovery-hd-for-filevault/


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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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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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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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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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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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