1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 16, 2011 10:01 AM by Tevelee
Tevelee Level 1 (0 points)



I tried to set up Find my Mac function on my mid2009 MBP, but on the preference pane of iCloud the checkbox is grey and says "Recovery partition required."

I have a recovery partition, and it is bootable. The OS is 10.7.2, latest update.


macbookpro:~ tevelee$ diskutil list disk0


   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0

   1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            399.5 GB   disk0s2

   3:                  Apple_HFS Backup                  99.1 GB    disk0s3

   4:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s4


How can I enable Find my Mac or let iCloud see my recovery partition?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Tevelee Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok i found out why it didn't see the drive:

    I deleted the "Backup" partition using Disk utility and with that my Recovery partition is gone too. I don't know why but deleted that too. I assume the two somehow connected.

    Now i have to create a new partition and make bootable. I found this tutorial but apple recently released a RecoveryHDUpdate and i want to work with that.

    So the problem is that i cannot to copy the content from the recoveryHDupdate disk image to a newly created partition.