6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2012 1:24 PM by matern
dlo3854 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I can't load Mountain Lion since it doesn't support recovery  any way around this glitch

  • 1. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,215 points)

    Does the article apply to your setup?

  • 2. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    dlo3854 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've read that support discussion but is there a simpler way of getting Mountain Lion to work.  My past few operating systems have been purchased as Apps, I have no way of going all the way back to Snow Leopard.  Please advise, or this is just a waste of $20

  • 3. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,215 points)

    If the terms of the article apply to you, then your question has been answered.

  • 4. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    clee85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1464

     

    i updated lion recovery and reinstalled mountain lion. worked for me.

  • 5. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    kbswbc Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I tried and failed for several hours to install Mountain Lion, and was repeatedly getting the "Recovery System" cannot be created error.  I tried all the tricks: resizing the drive partition, booting from an external boot drive, all to no avail.  After reading other users struggling with the same issue, I had determined it to be a boot camp drive error.  However, I didn't want to have to erase and begin anew when I came upon a possible solution.  I had long ago renamed my boot camp drive with a "." (".windows" for me) in order to avoid having the partition show up on my desktop.  So, I boot into windows and renamed the c: drive without the "." ("windows"), and reboot into os x.  The install then went off without a hitch.  I hope this will be helpful for others struggling with this issue that may have renamed their boot camp drives in a similar manner.

  • 6. Re: Mountain lion will not install and sends me to support/no-recovery
    matern Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    I had the same problem, unable to install Mountain Lion due to recovery problem. After a long investigation I found out that my Recovery HD partition was only 613.6MB and it should appearently be 650MB !

     

    --- BEFORE ---

    $ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk0

       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            119.1 GB   disk0s2

       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             613.6 MB   disk0s3

     

     

    What I did to solve this was to delete the Recovery HD partition using the following steps:

    * In terminal window write the following: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1

    * Go to Disk Utility where you now should have debug menu. Select the option to show all paritions.

    * Delete your Recovery HD partition.

    * Make sure that you have at least 650MB free on your OSX drive. If not decrease the size of your OSX partition.

    * Install Mountain Lion and it will then automatically create a new Recovery HD partition.

     

    --- AFTER ---

    $ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk0

       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            118.9 GB   disk0s2

       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

     

     

    I hope this can be helpful to someone.