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10.7: Create your own Recovery HD
Authored by: fud on Jul 27, '11 02:40:02PM

FYI, FileVault-encrypted Macs use the recovery partition as a bootloader on cold boot. Modifying or deleting it may impact FileVault usage.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4485/back-to-the-mac-os-x-107-lion-review

excerpt from page 17:
When cold booting, a FileVault-encrypted Mac uses the recovery partition we talked about earlier as a bootloader, since the main OS is now on an encrypted volume you have to use the credentials of an approved user account to login before any OS files load.



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