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10.7 : Enable Recovery HD after restore from Time Capsule/File Vault 2.
Authored by: llee on Jan 27, '12 09:00:14AM

Normally you can get the Recovery HD partition by performing a fresh Lion installation or an overlay installation (installing to a volume where Lion already exists). The installer adds the partition to whatever drive contains the destination volume. As of now don't use anything older than a 10.7.2 installer, which you can always get by re-downloading either through the Mac App store, or by using Internet recovery (cmd-opt-R if your computer shipped with Lion pre-installed). There's hardly any reason to fear a Lion overlay install, it's hardly destructive at all (certainly not so much so as the legacy Archive and Install routine). You just have to remember to restore all system updates, Java machine, Xcode, maybe a few other items depending on your system customization. If you use Internet Recovery, you can interrupt the installation when the computer reboots the first time, then create an installer disk from your downloaded copy which exists in the Mac OS X Install Data folder on the installation's target volume. (That little trick might make a pretty good hint on its own.)



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10.7 : Enable Recovery HD after restore from Time Capsule/File Vault 2.
Authored by: Fofer on Jan 28, '12 08:38:07AM

Also, the latest beta of Carbon Copy Cloner provides support for cloning the Lion Recovery HD partition.



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