I replaced my MBPs HDD with an SSD and put the HDD in the optical bay. Since then, I was missing the Recovery HD partition. That was still on Lion
Now I have upgraded to Yosemite, and running
diskutil list gives this:
/dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 490.8 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage 119.2 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s3 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS SSD *118.8 GB disk2 Logical Volume on disk1s2 89637DB5-6258-4E8A-A43B-814E61E23A8E Unlocked Encrypted
There are a couple of strange things here. Firstly, the SSD which was formerly /dev/disk0 has now moved to the end. I recently encrypted it, I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Second, the same drive is also listed above as /dev/disk1, evident by the size of it (120GB Samsung EVO).
Third, there is a mysterious
Apple_Boot Boot OS X partition on the HDD, I do not know what that is. But the point of this question is the presence of a
Recovery HD partition on the HDD.
When I hold CMD-R at boot to start recovery, it puts me straight to internet recovery (unless I connect my backup disk), which probably means no recovery partition has been found. The Disk Utility GUI also does not show one (debug enabled)
I was under the impression that the installer creates a new recovery hd if not present, does the one for Yosemite not do that? And if no, why does
diskutil list this Recovery HD which seemingly cannot be used for recovery?