4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 10:40 PM by babowa
OblongUser Level 1 (0 points)

I am now advised by the links to ' wipe my bootcamp partition, and reinstall SnowLeopard (you are kidding..)  AND

re down load  Mountain Lion (2 hr +  again -  are you joking? )  THEN recreate my bootcamp partition (im using win XP on this).

 

Wow  thanks Apple ! That sounds like a great way to spend my next weekend.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), tried to update my OSX 10.6 Mac
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,329 points)

    Did the installer get deleted? If it fails to install, I didn't think it would get deleted. Check the Applications folder.

     

    See, What to do if the installer warns that no Recovery System can be created,

    in this document: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

     

    You can create a recovery hd on another drive and install on the startup drive (if your drive is formatted correctly).

     

    Otherwise, you can install Mountain Lion on an external drive.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,970 points)

    You can create a recovery hd on another drive and install on the startup drive (if your drive is formatted correctly).

     

    I'm not aware of any way to move a recovery hd from one drive to another - mind sharing how to do that? I was under the impression that one had to reinstall the OS which automatically creates a recovery hd?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,329 points)

    Can you show me where I stated that?

    The OP doesn't have a Recovery HD and can't create one. Why would I suggest "Moving" one?

    The link I posted discusses installing on and external, thus creating a Recovery HD on the external. Then, it describes installing on your internal, having created the recovery HD on the external.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,970 points)

    Ahh, I see - I understood this:

     

    create a recovery hd on another drive and install on the startup drive

     

    to mean that the recovery hd is created on one drive and then installed on another.....

     

    Sorry about that!