14 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2011 5:36 AM by H. Oehling
htmanning Level 1 (10 points)

I upgraded from Snow Leopard via that App Store and I don't have a Recovery HD partition.  When I tried to update Lion yesterday the update failed and gave me the missing folder icon.  I took my MBP to the Genius Bar and the guy told me to reinstall because I didn't have the Recovery HD partition.  He figured something was very wrong.  So, I wiped the drive, installed Snow Leopard, Updated Snow Leopard, Installed Lion again via the App Store and I still do not have  Recovery HD.   When I boot holding the Option key I get two choices and they both say "Macintosh HD."  Clicking on either one boots into my desktop.  What gives?


I am using a Seagate Hybrid SSD drive and I'm thinking that might be the issue.  Anyone have this experience?  I can't even create an external recovery HD because I don't have the Recovery HD on my machine. 

MBP 15, Mac OS X (10.7.1)