System: macOS 10.13.3 late 2009 iMac
I was originally creating a 25 GB partition for a linux installation, but then something went wrong with it and somehow the 25 GB went to my Recovery HD. I resized it and reclaimed the disk space and tried the partition again. It worked, but now I think the Recovery HD is broken in a way. However, my main OS still works just fine. Here's what comes up in the terminal from
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 474.2 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Apple_HFS Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s4 5: Linux Filesystem 24.2 GB disk0s5
I'm pretty sure Recovery HD is supposed to be on disk0s3 with Apple_Boot type, but it's not. When I look in Disk Utility and System Information, it shows that Recovery HD is mounted, when it's never shown it before
How can I solve this, if it is an issue I should worry about? I heard deleting Recovery HD then updating macOS should sort it out, but I have no idea how to do that (I haven't updated to macOS 10.13.4 yet). Otherwise, what can I do with
diskutil to resolve this?
Update: Tried updating macOS without removing it, it seems to be related to my issue as it fails to update every time. It just boots back to my login screen saying "Some updates could not be installed automatically"