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Topic # 107462 12-Aug-2012 17:44 Send private message

This is an interesting bug that has cropped up - and I really want to avoid having to rebuild the mac, as it doesn't need rebuilding.

I run bootcamp on this machine. There is no recovery partition.

I have been through snow leopard and lion installs without issue, but mountain lion won't proceed because there is no recovery partition available - and no way to bypass in the installer.

Anyone found a way around this? The apple website isn't particularly helpful, as most answers seem to point towards 'rebuild'.





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  Reply # 671515 12-Aug-2012 17:56 Send private message

I haven't tried this myself, but apparently the method documented there bypasses the recovery partition.



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  Reply # 676875 25-Aug-2012 15:57 Send private message

In the end, I removed Boot Camp (which thankfully wasn't being actively used), and this resolved the installation problem.




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  Reply # 678082 28-Aug-2012 11:45 Send private message

Thats odd, I am running 10.8 on my MBP and bootcamp with Windows 7. When I hold option while booting it gives me the option to boot off the recovery partition. Had you installed the 10.7 recovery update before installing 10.8?



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  Reply # 678112 28-Aug-2012 12:18 Send private message

BTR: Thats odd, I am running 10.8 on my MBP and bootcamp with Windows 7. When I hold option while booting it gives me the option to boot off the recovery partition. Had you installed the 10.7 recovery update before installing 10.8?


I followed my nose like any other user would and double clicked software. ML thought I had subpartitioned Boot Camp - I hadn't - and refused to go further.

I wasn't going to follow the 'make your own install' processes or reinstall the OS... so found an easy enough way around. Issue might have been that it was a WinXP license....

I like ML.




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Reply # 678130 28-Aug-2012 12:48 Send private message

Im running parallels on my MBP running ML, makes it easy to run windows or linux on it on Mac Smile

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  Reply # 680789 3-Sep-2012 12:40 Send private message

Except them wanting another yearly subscription fee for full ML support. It does seem to work pretty well, I had it playing a game in Windows on one monitor and using OS X in another.

Quite amazed that the OS can access 2 different GPU's to run different monitors.




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