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10.7: Create your own Recovery HD
Authored by: ibgarrett on Jul 25, '11 08:45:29PM

This isn't working for myself and a couple of other people I know who are trying to do this. We've gotten through these steps:

Open up Terminal and type

defaults write com.Apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true

This is done to be able to see hidden files, including the disk image used to create the recovery disk.
Restart Finder via your preferred method. (Force Quitting, killall in Terminal, or logging out all work the same.)

We've looked everywhere for the Lion Installer, searched visible and invisible files and haven't been able to find this next step - In Finder find where you saved your Mac OS X Lion Installer to (probably your /Applications folder) and right click and select 'Show Contents.'

Any ideas?


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10.7: Create your own Recovery HD
Authored by: simplebeep on Jul 26, '11 10:05:12PM

If you've already installed Lion, this installer file will have vanished. Some out there on the Internets claim it exists somewhere, but I haven't found it. As mentioned in a previous comment, however, the BaseSystem.dmg still exists within the Recovery HD. Accessing it is a several step process. Assuming you’ve already enabled showing hidden files:

  1. Quit Disk Utility.
  2. Now we need to enable Disk Utility’s Debug menu. In the Terminal, paste defaults write DUDebugMenuEnabled -bool YES and press return.
  3. Open Disk Utility, and you’ll find our new super-special menu, Debug. In it, near the bottom, is an option to Show Every Partition. Turn that on.
  4. Recovery HD will appear in the list on the left. Select it, and click Mount in the toolbar. It will now be available in the Finder.
  5. Open up Recovery HD in the Finder, open the folder, and there you’ll find BaseSystem.dmg.
  6. Proceed as described.
  7. Once you’re done with the whole process, you can simply “eject” Recovery HD and turn off “every partition” in Disk Utility.

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10.7: Create your own Recovery HD
Authored by: maclover on Jul 27, '11 04:56:44PM

I did the same as above but without luck.

Had to put 3 Files to the USB stick. Similar the OSX86 guys do.
But here without an Extra-folder. ;-)

Copy to the USB root-folder
1. boot.efi from /usr/standalone/i386 of your Lion system partition
2. mach_kernel from / of your Lion system partition
3. ; Kernelflags changed to mach_kernel

This did the trick.

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