Lion Recovery Disk Assistant
Lion Recovery Disk Assistant
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Lion Recovery Disk Assistant1.0

09 August 2011

Utility to create a Lion recovery disk.

Overview

Built right into OS X, OS X Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X without the need for a physical disc.

The OS X Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create OS X Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in OS X Recovery: reinstall Lion or Mountain Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.

Note: In order to create an external OS X Recovery using the OS X Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD.

To create an external OS X Recovery, download the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant application. Insert an external drive, launch the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant, select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on-screen instructions.

When the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant completes, the new partition will not be visible in the Finder or Disk Utility. To access OS X Recovery, reboot the computer while holding the Option key. Select Recovery HD from the Startup Manager.

For detailed information on this update, please visit: About OS X Recovery Disk Assistant.

What's new in Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

Version 1.0:
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How would you rate Lion Recovery Disk Assistant app?

6 Reviews of Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

Islandmacman
09 August 2011
Version: 1.0

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Lion Recovery DIsk Assistant requires an internet connection to use. Which, IMNSHO is BS. Apple, you're really pissing me off lately.
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jreffner
29 July 2012
Version: 1.0
So will there be a version For Mountain Lion?
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Macintosh-Sauce
23 July 2012
Version: 1.0
I have a new MacBook Pro 13" 2.9 GHz that came with Lion. When the GM for Mountain Lion was released to developers I installed it on a separate partition I created. Since Mountain Lion is so much more stable for me than Lion, I wanted to get the DMG to make my own USB key for a Mountain Lion-only installation. Good luck with that. I had to use Apple's Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to create a copy of the Mountain Lion Recovery HD, so I could boot with it and wipe the entire HD. Before I did that though, just in case, I made one of the Lion Recovery HD. It worked and I am running only Mountain Lion now. I suspect that when Apple releases Mountain Lion in the App Store I may be able to get the DMG file. If I still had Lion, Apple would have to release an update to Lion to download the new installer to get to the DMG file.
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GeogProf
18 October 2011
Version: 1.0
I have a 500 GB portable USB/Firewire drive that I partitioned into 2 volumes: 1) A 25 GB emergency partition with a full installation of Lion and every disk utility I own (DiskWarrior, TechTool Pro, iPartition, iDefrag, etc.); and 2) a 475 GB partition containing my Time Machine backups and copies of all my software, including the Mac OS 10.7 Installer and 10.7.2 Combo Update. So, how would an external Lion recovery disk made with this app compare with mine? Can you put any other disk utilities on it, like Drive Genius, etc.? If not, you’d be far, far better off to make one like mine so you’re not restricted to just Disk Utility to fix your Mac’s main drive!
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Jimw
20 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Seems to work with only USB connected disks. This means is not very friendly with MacPros which have four internal drives.
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Islandmacman
09 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Lion Recovery DIsk Assistant requires an internet connection to use. Which, IMNSHO is BS. Apple, you're really pissing me off lately.
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MacUpdate-Ryan
08 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Worth mentioning this doesn't create a Lion disk out of your installer, but just creates a recovery partition that allows Lion to be downloaded for re-install.
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