I am trying to restore a new SSD I placed into my MBP using a Time Machine backup on an external HD. In order to do this, I read I need to be able to go into recovery mode as I boot my system up. To do this, I am supposed to press ⌘ Command R at startup. This is not working.
First, I realized that there isn't any startup chimes when I restart my MBP. I followed this thread to reset the NVRAM, and it seemed to work as I did get two chimes during this process. Now when I restart, I hear the chime. However, after pressing ⌘ Command R as I load my system, I still cannot get into recovery mode. Instead, as before, I am going directly to my logon screen.
What can be wrong?