I'd like to be able to boot into the recovery mode the next time the machine boots not by using the start up key presses. I'm already logged in in normal user mode - can I set this in the terminal?

Any help with this is much appreciated.

  • You'd probably have to use the sudo bless -mount /Volumes/Startup_Disk_Name -setBoot terminal command, but you'll have to find out how to specify the recovery mode partition. Use diskutil list command to find the partitions. – IconDaemon May 4 '18 at 18:53
  • @IconDaemon That worked. I found the disk using diskutil list and then mounted with diskutil mount disk03 and then your suggestion with the -nextonly flag too. If you add an answer I'll give you the cred, it's how I found the full list of commands here. Many thanks. – Iain May 6 '18 at 16:50
  • Are you sure you used disk03? I'm looking at my diskutil list and I see no disks in the identifier column with that leading zero. I have a Fusion internal drive and three externals. disk0 and disk1 are fused into disk 2. The externals are disk3, disk4, disk5. The hard path to the drives in /dev also have no leading zero. – IconDaemon May 6 '18 at 18:09
  • @IconDaemon No, I just picked that from the example, it's whatever the diskutil list says it was, I'm not near that machine right now so I couldn't check. But it was 3 in the list. Very similar though whatever it was. – Iain May 6 '18 at 19:41

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