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Built right into OS X, OS X Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X without the need for a physical disc.

The OS X Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create OS X Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in OS X Recovery: reinstall Lion or Mountain Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.

Note: In order to create an external OS X Recovery using the OS X Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD.

To create an external OS X Recovery, download the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant application. Insert an external drive, launch the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant, select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on screen instructions.

When the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant completes, the new partition will not be visible in the Finder or Disk Utility. To access OS X Recovery, reboot the computer while holding the Option key. Select Recovery HD from the Startup Manager.

For detailed information on this update, please visit: About OS X Recovery Disk Assistant.

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  • OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
  • A Mac running OS X with an existing Recovery HD
  • An external USB hard drive or thumb drive with at least 1GB of free space

Note: This utility is not compatible with a disk that is using CoreStorage, including any disk larger than 2.2TB, any disk with FileVault 2 enabled, and all Fusion drives.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Sometimes, we break things. It’s unfortunate, but true. If you’ve somehow managed to delete or mangle your Recovery partition beyond recognition, there’s still hope. For versions of OS X and macOS from Lion 10.7 and up, there’s a script called Recovery Partition Creator that will non-destructively put a recovery partition back on your Mac without you having to reinstall macOS.

You might think a missing recovery partition means reinstalling OS X or macOS. Fortunately, there’s another way (Image Credit: fancycrave1)

A Word of Warning

These steps are not for the faint of heart. You could damage your installation and have to reinstall your Mac from a backup after this. Make sure you have a very recent Time Machine backup before proceeding.

Getting Things Ready

First things first. For this script to function properly, you need the installation image of your particular version of OS X or macOS. Head to the Mac App Store, locate your installation file in the Purchases tab, and download it.

Next, if you run OS X El Capitan or later, you will need to disable a feature known as System Integrity Protection (SIP). SIP, sometimes referred to as rootless mode, is a security feature that protects certain system files and directories against modification. This needs to be disabled for the Recovery Partition Creator to work.

First, boot into Recovery or Internet Recovery Mode. You do this by restarting your Mac and holding Command-R (Recovery Mode) or Option-Command-R (Internet Recovery Mode) when the gray screen appears. Once you are safely within the confines of Recovery or Internet Recovery Mode, click Utilities > Terminal . When Terminal launches, type the following command:

Now restart your Mac, and you’re ready to rock and roll.

Getting Started With the Recovery Partition Creator

If you haven’t already, download the Recovery Partition Creator here. Find it in your Downloads folder, or where ever you download files to, and run it. If you run OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, and Gatekeeper complains, right-click the Recovery Partition Creator script and choose Open .

If you are running OS X Lion, you might have to right-click and select Open to run Recovery Partition Creator

Recovery Partition Creator will let you know that it will check for required files and download them as necessary. Click OK to proceed.

Recovery Partition Creator makes sure it has everything it needs to run properly

Next, you’ll see a warning that I already gave you earlier. If you disregarded my suggestion to make a current Time Machine backup, this is your last chance.

The final warning before you embark on a dangerous adventure that should turn out just fine

On the next screen, you should choose where to install the recovery partition. For most users, this will be Macintosh HD. Click on the correct location, then on OK .

Choose where to install the recovery partition, usually Macintosh HD

Recovery Partition Creator will now tell you what file system it detected. Click OK .

Recovery Partition Creator detects what time of file system your selected drive is using

Now you’ll have an option to check your drive for errors, or skip the check. I found, on macOS Sierra 12.4, that skipping the drive check meant I didn’t get any further indication of the progress of the app. Take the time to do the disk check, for safety’s sake at least. Click Continue .

If you skip this step, you may regret it. Take the time to scan your disk for errors

Go get a snack while your disk is scanned for errors.

Scanning your disk for errors

Next: Installing Your New Recovery Partition and Tidying Up

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How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Mac users who choose to dabble in early releases of OS X El Capitan will find that dual booting the release alongside OS X Yosemite or OS X Mavericks is a better solution than simply updating their primary OS X installation. One easy way to do this is to partition the Macs hard drive and install OS X El Capitan onto that new separate partition, this will insure that OS X El Capitan 10.11 remains away from the stable build of OS X 10.10 or 10.9, and allows the user to boot between the Mac OS releases as they see fit.

Before beginning, you will need the following:

  • Sufficient hard disk space available to partition the drive in question, and install OS X El Capitan onto that new partition (at least 40GB free is recommended, with a minimum of 20GB for El Cap – do not let either Mac OS X install run too low on available disk space as performance will greatly suffer)
  • Back up the Mac with Time Machine, do not skip this, partitioning a Mac and installing new operating systems has some degree of risk and you do not want to be in a situation where you incur permanent data loss simply because you did not back up. Thus, complete a back up first.
  • The OS X El Capitan installer, whether that’s running directly from the /Applicaitons/ folder as downloaded from Apple, or already made into a bootable El Capitan installer drive does not matter, either will work just fine
  • Finally, you’ll want to be certain the Mac can run OS X El Capitan, the system requirements are fairly forgiving but double-check anyway

So you backed up and meet all the requirements, you’re ready to go. We’ll partition the drive, then install OS X El Capitan onto that new partition. By the way, if you are using a bootable installer drive, you can perform this partitioning process directly from there.

Creating a New Partition & Installing OS X El Capitan to Dual Boot the Mac

  1. Open Disk Utility and select the hard drive you wish to partition from the left side menu (often called “Macintosh HD”
  2. Click on the “Partition” tab
  3. Click the [+] plus button to create a new disk partition on this volume, give it an obvious name like “El Capitan” and resize it accordingly

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Click on “Apply” to create the new partition, and confirm when requested that you wish to partition the target volume, let the partition finish creating then quit out of Disk Utility

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Launch the “Install OS X El Capitan” application, agree to the TOS, and when the drive selector shows up, click on “Show All Disks”

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Select “El Capitan” (or whatever the drive partition you created was named) and choose “Install”, let the installation finish and the Mac will reboot automatically into OS X El Capitan when done

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Now that OS X El Capitan is running on the alternate partition but the same Mac, you can easily switch between the two startup drives operating systems by rebooting and holding down the OPTION key – this opens the startup manager before OS X loads, allowing you to choose between which version of Mac OS X you wish to run. For example, if you have OS X El Capitan running on the same Mac that is also running OS X Mavericks, or OS X Yosemite (or both), you can easily switch between them by rebooting and selecting the intended boot partition on system restart.

This is a great way to safely test out OS X El Capitan without interfering with a more stable release of OS X that is running on the same Mac. In a much similar manner, you can also install OS X El Capitan onto a completely separate hard drive, or even an external drive, as long as it’s bootable and that you select it within the installer app target.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

If at any point you wish to delete El Capitan and reclaim the disk space, you can do so back in Disk Utility by removing the El Capitan partition, but just as before, don’t skip the backup process first.

Apple has introduced new system recovery options for people running Lion and who have purchased newly introduced Macs.

With the release of OS X Lion, Apple has included a few options to perform both maintenance and recovery routines on your Mac. These include a local recovery partition that allows you to boot to your system and reinstall Lion and run tools like Disk Utility. In addition, Apple is now including an Internet recovery option for new Macs that allow them to reinstall Lion without the need for any local media.

The Recovery HD partition is a hidden partition that you can boot to by holding Command-R, or by selecting from the boot menu by holding Option when starting your system.

The recovery partition
Apple’s recovery partition is a small boot volume on your main boot drive that contains a number of key features for running and maintaining OS X Lion. The partition is a small 650MB volume that contains a boot loader and a disk image that contains the OS X installer and utilities. You will not see the volume when booted into OS X, but if you restart your system with the Command-R keys held down, then you will boot to the recovery volume. Alternatively you can hold the Option key at bootup and you will see a drive called Recovery HD listed as a boot option next to the Lion drive and other bootable volumes in OS X.

This volume’s primary purpose, as its name suggests, is to perform maintenance and recovery tasks of an OS X installation. It will allow you to repair and reinstall the OS X Lion installation if needed, or run disk maintenance with Disk Utility just like you could do with prior versions of OS X by booting off the OS X installation discs. In addition to providing utilities, if you have an Internet connection then you can launch Safari in the recovery partition to access Web sites like MacFixIt and Apple Support for help with managing your system.

Beyond recovery routines, the Recovery HD disk is used to manage encrypted volumes on your system, so if you have enabled FileVault in Lion, then the keys used to decrypt the volume will be stored on the recovery partition.

If no working recovery partition is present, then new Macs will access and download the recovery tools from Apple’s servers. MacRumors

Internet recovery
The recovery partition is the default diagnostics and repair tool for Macs running Lion, but if you have a new Mac model that was introduced after the release of Lion (including the latest Mac Mini and MacBook Air models), then the system comes with the capability to recover over the Internet.

To use Internet recovery, you hold the Command-R keys down just as you would to boot to the recovery partition, but if the partition is damaged or missing (such as if you installed a new hard drive), then the system will resort to contacting Apple’s servers to download a boot image (similar to the NetBoot option that has been available to OS X for a while) that contains the tools normally kept in the recovery partition. These tools will load in RAM and allow you to fully partition and restore your hard drive, and install a fresh copy of Lion onto it.

The requirements for the Internet recovery option are either a direct Ethernet connection or a WPA2-enabled Wi-Fi connection that has DHCP enabled. The system will prompt you for your Apple ID and password, after which it will confirm your system’s serial number and then download the approximately 4GB recovery image for installation.

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tried to erase and reinstall OS X 10.7 my macbook pro,but it failed,it says i cant install on my recovery disk,and i cant partition my hard drive. Its a early 2011 MB Pro i7 2ghz Model ID MacbookPro8,2 MAC OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) Kernel vers. Darwin 11.4.2 4gb memory 500gb hdd boot vers.MBP81.0047.B27 SMC Vers.1.69F3 Hardware UUID. A198972B-854E-567D-B8FA-40E4948CC294 I followed official apple sites for selling mac ie back up. Wipe then reinstall OS. I have used DU and repaired hdd and verified and all ok. I have checked via terminal that PRAM lists disk3 states Recovery HD and rebooted again still unable to find partition. So rebooted with cmd +R+alt to download internet OS. Loads to 100% and try reinstall again and same fails. Its out of warranty and never got a disc when I got it as it was provided through my uni and want it updating so its up to date rather than being an expensive doorstop as Im mainly pc based now so not as conversnat with mac terminology and commands these days so plain english for this mac technophobe please.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Not too clear on just what you have done, but if you reformatted the disk at some point, you may have erased the Recovery HD on the disk itself. So that would leave you having to try Internet Recovery (Option-Command-R) to install the original OS.

The problem may well be that Lion is not the original OS. This Mac originally shipped with Snow Leopard install discs, which you do not have. It did not originally ship with Lion, so there may be some issue there which is keeping you from completing the installation of Lion using Internet Recovery since Internet Recovery is intended to install the OS the Mac originally shipped with.

Are you wanting to sell or give away this Mac? If so, it needs to have the OS it originally shipped with installed, which would be 10.6.6 or 10.6.7 Snow Leopard. If you have access to an Apple Store, they could probably do this for you from their store feed. Snow Leopard can be updated to where the Mac App Store is available, and the new owner can install anything they want under their own Apple ID. This Mac can be upgraded to run Sierra.

I don’t know if replacement install discs are still available from Apple for this Mac, but if you can get it done for free at the Apple Store that would be a better option for you.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

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How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Triviális, hogy egy OS X rendszerindítólemez használatával Mac-be megy be, de az új Mac-ek egy visszaállítási partíciót használnak az operációs rendszerekhez. Így használhatja ezt a partíciót egy felhasználói jelszó visszaállításához és Mac-be való behatoláshoz.

Az OS X 10.7 “Oroszlán” vagy az Oroszlánra frissített laptopok mindegyik laptopja rendelkezik visszaállítási partícióval az egyszerű operációs rendszer helyreállításához. Ez az egyszerűen használható helyreállítási partíció kinyitja a hackereket, hogy betörjenek a Mac-be, anélkül, hogy további eszközökre lenne szükségük.

Felhasználói jelszó visszaállítása Macintoshon Lion-el, először újraindítania kell a számítógépet, és tartsa lenyomva a Command + R (⌘ + R) billentyűket. Ha a szürke Apple logó megjelenik a képernyőn, akkor felengedi a kulcsokat. A számítógépnek automatikusan be kell indítania a helyreállítási partíciót.

Indítsa el a nyelv kiválasztását, majd menjen a menü Utilities -> Terminal menüjébe.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

A terminál megnyitásakor írja be a parancsot

és a jelszó-visszaállító segédprogram automatikusan elindul.

Miután megnyitotta az eszközt, válassza ki azt a felhasználót, akinek vissza szeretné állítani a jelszót, és írjon be egy új jelszót (vagy semmit, hogy üres legyen a jelszó).

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Indítsa újra a számítógépet, és bejelentkezhet a fiókba az új jelszóval.

Az egyetlen mód arra, hogy egy Mac-felhasználó megvédje magát a támadástól, vagy egy firmware jelszót vagy titkosítsa a merevlemezt. Még ha a helyreállítási partíció törlődik a merevlemezről, a hacker automatikusan visszaállíthatja a partíciót az Apple internetes helyreállítási funkciójával. A jövőbeni cikkekben további részleteket talál ezekről a lehetőségekről.

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What is the recovery partition?

The OS X recovery partition is a tool that is built into all Macs running OS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher. The recovery partition is a collection of system recovery tools that enable users to diagnose and fix their Mac if it is unable to boot.

When to use the recovery partition:

If, when your turn on your Mac, it displays this flashing-question-mark-folder-of-death:

Then your Mac is telling you that it is unable to find a bootable device, meaning that it is unable to launch Mac OS X. This usually means one of two things: either that your Macintosh Hard Drive has failed or that your installation of Mac OS X has become corrupted. In either case, your first step should be to boot into the OS X recovery partition in order to diagnose the problem.

The recovery partition is accessible even if your computer is able to boot, and can be used at any time to re-install Max OS X in the case of a virus or operating system corruption.

How to boot into the OS X recovery partition:

In order to access the recovery partition, power off your Mac. Now locate both the Command and R keys on your keyboard, and start your Mac while holding them down. Continue holding Command-R until the Apple logo appears. Once your computer has finished booting into OS X recovery, you should see the following screen:

Note: If your computer instead boots to the flashing question mark folder screen or a Mac login screen, then you did not hold down Command-R early enough or long enough, and you should turn off your Mac and retry.

Using Disk Utility to check your hard drive:

If your computer was unable to boot (flashing question mark folder) then your first step is to determine whether or not your hard drive is physically damaged. Hard drives are the computer components that break most frequently as they contain a disk that spins thousands of times per minute, and are relatively prone to breakage.

To check your hard drive, first click Disk Utility in the Mac OS X Utilities window. The Disk Utility window will pop up:

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

On the left menu, Disk Utility will display all storage devices present on your computer (most people will only see one device, their primary hard drive). Select the drive that Mac OS X is installed on, (usually called Macintosh HD) and then click Verify Disk. When it is finished, Disk Utility will inform you of any problem that may exist on the drive. If it does not find any, then it is likely that your Operating System is corrupt.

If Verify Disk does find problems with your drive, then click Repair Disk. What Repair Disk does is to scan the hard drive and fix any inconsistencies it identifies in the way that files are stored on the drive. Repair Disk will not help if there are areas of the hard drive that are physically damaged.

Note: Both Verify Disk and Repair Disk will list the errors they detect/fix. For more information about what each error means, check out Apple’s Disk Utility Documentation.

Using Recovery Partition to run a Time Machine system recovery:

If you have configured and backed up your computer using Time Machine, then it is possible to recover your computer to the state it was in during one of your Time Machine backups.

To do this, simply plug in the external drive that your Time Machine backups are saved to, and then select the Restore from Time Machine Backup option in the Mac OS X Utilities windows. This will bring up the Time Machine recovery user interface that will allows you to inspect each Time Machine backup present on your drive, and to select the one you want to restore from.

Reinstall Mac OS X using the Recovery Partition:

If your Mac won’t boot, and you have verified that your hard drive is working correctly using Disk Utility, then your installation of Mac OS X is corrupt, and requires reinstallation. Note: This process will delete all your data and installed programs, and will install a fresh version of Mac OS X.

Mac OS X reinstalls itself by downloading a copy of the version of Mac OS X that came with your Mac from the internet and then installing it on your computer (you may need to log in with your Apple ID in order to begin downloading).

To begin, connect your computer to the internet using either Ethernet or wireless and then click Reinstall Mac OS X from the Mac OS X Utilities window. Note: For those using wireless: only wireless networks with certain encryption types will work with OS X recovery. For UMass Students: The type of wireless encryption we use with both the UMass and UMass-Secure1x wireless networks will NOT work with OS X recovery. In order to re-install OS X you must use a properly configured home or public network. For more information about which wireless network types are supported, visit Apple’s OS X Recovery Documentation.

Note: Sometimes Mac OS X install will fail. If this happens, one common issue is that you need to reset your NVRAM. To do this, shut down your computer and then start it while holding down the Command, Option, P and R keys simultaneously. Hold these keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the start up sound for the second time.

It’s a good idea to have a bootable emergency drive on hand, just in case disaster strikes your Mac. An emergency drive (also referred to as an OS X Recovery Disk) can help you repair the hard disk, reinstall the operating system, and restore from a Time Machine backup to get your computer back fast.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

With previous versions of OS X, you could have used the installation DVD to fix problems. But OS X Mountain Lion is sold in the App Store as a digital download — no physical disk is provided. What’s a maintenance-minded Mac user to do?

Create your own bootable OS X USB drive, of course! It’s easy, and if you’ve already purchased OS X and have a USB drive that’s 1 GB or larger, it’s completely free. Carry it in your pocket or put it on your keychain so it’s available if the worst-case scenario occurs. You’ll thank yourself for taking the time to complete this project.

Evaluating Your Emergency Drive Options

It can happen to any of us, even those who own brand-new Macs. First your computer starts freezing infrequently, then crashing more often, and then it won’t start at all. For situations like this, you need an emergency drive on hand to start up your computer and troubleshoot the problem.

Emergency USB Drive: Creating a bootable USB drive is your safest bet. This device is self-contained and kept entirely separate from your computer — and any potential problems associated with it. But if you don’t want to create a USB drive, you may have access to two other types of emergency drives, depending on when you purchased your Mac.

Recovery HD: Every Mac running OS X Lion and later has a hidden Recovery HD partition that can be used to boot the computer and repair the hard disk. (To use the Recovery HD partition as your startup disk, hold down Command-R at startup or, if that doesn’t work, option.) But the Recovery HD probably won’t work if the internal hard drive is damaged. When you can’t boot from the regular startup disk, chances are you won’t be able to boot from the Recovery HD either.

Internet Recovery: Macs purchased after OS X Lion was released have an additional feature called Internet Recovery, which works even if your internal hard drive is damaged. If there’s a problem with your computer, it can network-boot from Apple’s servers. First, your computer’s memory and hard drive are checked for major issues. If none are found, your Mac downloads and boots from a Recovery HD image. But even if your Mac has this feature, you’ll still benefit from having an emergency drive, as it can take a while to download the Recovery HD partition.

Purchasing a USB Drive for Your OS X Recovery Disk

If you don’t have a spare USB drive, you’ll need to purchase one. We recommend the Amazon Basics 8 GB USB Flash Drive, which is a simple and affordable option available for less than $10.

Making Your Own Emergency OS X USB Drive

The best option is a Recovery HD partition on a bootable USB drive. This drive provides you with all the tools you need to troubleshoot problems, repair the hard drive, reinstall OS X, and restore from a Time Machine backup. In short, it’s the perfect safety net for those rare times when your internal hard drive is hosed.

Here’s how to create an emergency USB drive:

Connect a hard drive or USB drive to your computer. If the drive is larger than 1 GB, consider partitioning it to make a 1 GB partition for the recovery disk. (If you don’t create a partition, this process will use all of the available space on the drive, no matter how large it is.)

Open the Recovery Disk Assistant application. It’s available for free from Apple’s website.

Accept the license agreement. The Recovery Disk Assistant window appears, as shown below.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

Select the disk and then click Continue.

Authenticate with your administrator username and password. The Recovery Disk Assistant creates the recovery disk, as shown below. The process takes approximately five minutes.

How to use the restore partition to break into a mac running os x lion

When the recovery disk has been created, click Quit.

Like the Recovery HD partition on your startup drive, the emergency drive is invisible when it’s connected to your computer. The Finder won’t provide any indication that it exists, but don’t worry — it’s there, waiting for your signal to help with a disaster!

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Hello to all!
I need help, i wanted to restore mac, but i not attantion and i dilete sumthing that has cold:”apple disk osx”.
The system is not restarted. I Am not can to apload voiceover olther to acctivat it’s disk utilletis.
I no have backup of the system.
All data is stored in dropbox.
What i need to do?
Thenk you!

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If you deleted your recovery

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, September 28, 2014

If you deleted your recovery partition thr’es not much you can do but boot from a bootable flash drive and erase all of the data on yoru internal drive, then reinstall mac and migrate from a time machine back up if at all possible.

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Internet Recovery

Submitted by Tyler on Sunday, September 28, 2014

If there is no recovery partition, you can start up the computer using command option r to download a recovery image from Apple. Unfortunately, this process is not accessible with Voiceover.

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Recovery wizard

Submitted by Andy B. on Monday, September 29, 2014

In reply to Internet Recovery by Tyler

Fortunately, the recovery wizard (command+r) on startup is accessible. I use it to reimage my MAC Book Pro after running OS betas. The recovery wizard will download the newest release of OSX. Unfortunately, it reinstalls the newest release of the last version you had installed. If you lost your recovery partition, then you might need a sighted person to reimage it for you.

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if you deleted the recovery partition

Submitted by Santiago on Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello,
If you deleted the recovery partition, there isn’t much you can do without sighted assistance. I deleted my recovery partition by accident once, in which case I proceeded by using my OS X Lion flash drive which I purchased from Apple three years ago. Unfortunately, they no longer sell these for OS X Mavericks, so you would have to use the internet recovery, which is not accessible with VoiceOver. Well, it is somewhat accessible, but I would recommend you use an actual cable connected to both your computer and modem/router when connecting to the internet. The actual set up process is accessible, connecting to a Wi-Fi network isn’t though.

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internet recovery

Submitted by kool_turk on Monday, September 29, 2014

Is there any reason why internet recovery isn’t accessible?

I’m guessing it might have to do with loading the bare minimum from apple’s servers, much like windows users are unable to use a soundcard in safe mode, mac users are unable to get speech during internet recovery.

I’ve never used, nor do I own a mac so thought I’d ask.

Reading about internet recovery on various forums made it sound like a useful feature, only to find out that it doesn’t work with Voiceover is a bit of a let down.

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Internet recovery

Submitted by Andy B. on Monday, September 29, 2014

I find it 100% useful, but there is a hangup when trying to sign into Wi-Fi. For some reason, attempting to sign into Wi-Fi renders the main window without focus, and you can’t get focus back without having a sighted person click on the main window. I ended up taking mine back to my university’s help desk, and they reimaged it for me.

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what about Ethernet?

Submitted by kool_turk on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Would connecting using an Ethernet cable have the same result?

Ethernet is not only faster, but more reliable.

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If you do not have an eather

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If you do not have an eather net cable then it woudl not work. I just use a bootable recovery flash drive as tha’ts even faster. it takes me about an hour to both install and migrate my data from my time machine back up.

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You can use Ethernet with no

Submitted by Sebby on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You can use Ethernet with no problem; the issue is selecting the Wi-Fi network in the firmware, before the recovery image has been bootstrapped. In fact, similar comments apply to the entire firmware interface except for FileVault; you can’t use the boot picker either. Solution is to be prepared and have your USB key with an installer or recovery image in advance of needing it, or else to make sure you can have or get Ethernet. Note too that Ethernet through USB or Thunderbolt works equally as well as any hardwired port, on supported machines. Then press Command+Option+R at the chime to boot into the recovery environment, and prepare for a long download.

Edit: please make your displeasure at the situation known to Apple if you’d like it fixed. Ethernet is increasingly being deprecated, however I may feel about the situation, and I think this scenario is one we should be able to withstand.

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This is why I make a bootable

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This is why I make a bootable usb stick. It takes just a half hour to install. no downloaded needed. Google diskmakerx to know how to do this.

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I mmanaged

Submitted by Lielle ben simon on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hello to all.
Thenk you for yours help. I managed, and i am installed the system all is work.
Thenk you for evry one abut the help.