A Recovery partition cannot be created on RAID volumes. If your startup device is a RAID volume, you back up and reconfigure your computer to use a non-RAID boot volume. If needed, create a separate RAID volume for data which is not the target of the OS X installation. You can also create an external, bootable drive with a Recovery partition, as described above.
See this article if the following message appears during the install process:
- "Install Failed: OS X could not be installed on your computer. OS X can't be installed on the disk because a recovery system can't be created. Visit www.apple.com/support/no-recovery to learn more"
Thanks for this. I've created an external bootable flash drive using the Recovery Assistant and am able to reinstall the OS over the Internet, but am still stuck on how this can allow me to somehow restore from my Time Machine backup.
- If I have an external bootable drive with a recovery partition, how will this allow me to restore my Time Machine backup to my RAID 0 volume?
- How do I get access to the Mavericks installer?
I should add that I'm attempting to do all this on my Mac mini (dual 1TB HDD).