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Old 08-21-2011, 05:21 PM
corby corby is offline
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Indeed, I think that's the solution. I tried using the recovery partition to do a restore to an external disk and that failed. (actually, it seemed that *might* work but the system went to sleep and I wasn't willing to hang around pressing the track pad on occasion to keep it awake).

Indeed I have a recovery assistant USB drive already made, but there doesn't seem to be a way to put that on to the HDD after the fact.

Also, whenever I try to boot using the USB the system appears to check first if there's a recovery partition on the HDD and will use that, if it finds it. Lot's of quirks to this...I think Apple needs to figure out all the permutations of recovery methods, especially when FV2 is involved.

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