When I hold 'option' during boot I only am shown a 'Macintosh HD' disk to boot from. There is no 'Recovery HD' available.
Using the 'diskutil list' command in terminal reveals that I do have a Recovery HD partition.
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD 250.1 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD +249.8 GB disk1 Logical Volume on disk0s2 36DB2BF6-94A5-4FAA-8D39-94E622E2597F Unencrypted
Why is the 'Recovery HD' not displayed when I want to choose my startup disk by holding 'option' on boot?
MacBook Pro Retina running OS EL Capitan 10.11.6
Note I found this idea while searching, that suggests converting my Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD with virtual Apple_HFS drive into a physical Apple_HFS drive using the command
$ diskutil corestorage revert /dev/disk1. The OP couldn't boot into Recovery mode but was also having problems booting into any HDD with OS X (while I can boot normally into my HDD just fine). https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solved-cannot-boot-from-os-recovery-disk.175254/