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  • 15. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    If you have your iMac connected to the Internet with Ethernet, then your iMac won't ask you for a Wi-Fi network

  • 16. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    mende1 wrote:

     

    In that case, everything is correct. You have a Recovery HD that starts when you press Command and R keys while your Mac is starting, and you can use Internet Recovery when you press Command, Option and R keys while your Mac is starting. Don't worry about it and enjoy the iMac

     

    Thanks very much for confirming everything is correct

     

    Really appreciated the help I've got off everyone.

  • 17. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You are welcome

  • 18. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,750 points)

    Everything is as it should be. Now you can forget about it in the knowlege that you should be able to successfully use the Recovery HD should distaster strike .

  • 19. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    Paul_31 wrote:

     

    Everything is as it should be. Now you can forget about it in the knowlege that you should be able to successfully use the Recovery HD should distaster strike .

     

    That's really nice to know

  • 20. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,715 points)

    That is what the release notes say for fusion drives.  I think it is your recovery parition and not internet recovery when you use Command+R (the four options you mentioned come from the recovery partition).  The reason that it won't bring up a boot menu for external drives is the fusion drive uses a modified version of mountain lion (I think that was also stated in the notes).  Booting your system from a clone and accessing your fusion drive could screw it all up.

     

    What I'm curious about is this.....if you make a new clone (assuming CCC or SD work) can you get access to it via booting with just the option key.  The fusion drive is not a caching SSD system.  A clone must read both physical drives as a single volume and clone it as a single volume.  I would be afraid to try this myself until I heard from the CCC or SD programmers.

  • 21. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    I downloaded CCC a couple of days ago to try out, as I got told on a different post a while back that it's beneficial to have Time Machine backups as well as a clone.

     

    I cloned my system yesterday to an external hard drive.

     

    If you like I could connect this external hard drive up, press the Option key and see from there what shows up?

  • 22. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You can try that, but I'm completely sure that it will show up if you created that clone with your new iMac

  • 23. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    I wouldnt go to the point where it would try to restore off of the clone (if there's a chance of it not working correctly due to the Fusion Drive)

  • 24. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    I'll give it a try now and I'll update shortly.

  • 25. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    ssls6 wrote:

     

    What I'm curious about is this.....if you make a new clone (assuming CCC or SD work) can you get access to it via booting with just the option key.  The fusion drive is not a caching SSD system.  A clone must read both physical drives as a single volume and clone it as a single volume.  I would be afraid to try this myself until I heard from the CCC or SD programmers.

     

    I have just rebooted and pressed to option key. I had two drives shown, one been Mackintosh HD and the other was my external hard drive containing the clone. I then pressed the arrow icon below the external hard drive and it then proceeded to boot into the desktop.

  • 26. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    So everything is correct, again

  • 27. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,715 points)

    I'm excited to hear how it goes.  Was the external drive usb3? FW800 with a thunderbolt adapter? or a true thunderbolt drive?

  • 28. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,715 points)

    All is right in the world   I just ordered a new 27" with fusion drive so threads like these catch my attention.  I usually have two clones (one not at home) and a TM backup (sometimes two TM backups with one to a NAS drive).

  • 29. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    ssls6 wrote:

     

    I'm excited to hear how it goes.  Was the external drive usb3? FW800 with a thunderbolt adapter? or a true thunderbolt drive?

     

    The drive I used was a Icy Dock enclosure/caddy which has a 3.5 inch Samsung 1TB hard drive inside it.