How to create Recovery Disk for Mac OS X Lion

Read this article to know more about how to create a recovery disk for Mac OS X Lion. In this article, I will describe how to create a recovery disk and how to use it on your Mac OS X Lion.

Recently, Apple launched a new operating system for its Macintosh systems. The new operating system name is Lion. Popularly it is called as Mac OS X Lion. In the new Mac OS X Lion, once you install the operating system in your system, by default the image will be deleted. So it is highly advisable to take a backup of your Mac OS X Lion, before installing it in any of the system.

Few days back, Apple released a Recovery disk assistant for Mac OS X Lion. If your system encounters any hard-disk failure or if you loose your operating system, you can use this Recovery disk assistant to get back your operating system to previous state. In my previous article, I explained about Mac OS X Installation tips .

How Lion Recovery Disk Assistant helpful on Mac OS X Lion ?

Mac OS X Lion has Lion Recovery integrated by default on the boot disk, which makes difficult to users those who don't have a OS DVD to repair or re-install their Lion OS in case of the hard disk failures.

With the help of Lion Recovery Disk Assistant you can create a Lion Recovery on an external drive which has same capabilities of the built-in Lion Recovery. With this recovery assistant, you can re-install Lion, you can repair the disk using Disk Utility, you can restore from a Time Machine backup or you can browse web with Safari.

This Recovery Disk Assistant is very handy when you can't start your computer with the built-in recovery hard disk or when you have replaced the hard drive with a new one which doesn't have Mac OS X installed.

How to use Lion Recovery Disk Assistant ?

1) You should have a Mac OS X Lion running with an existing Recovery hard disk.

2) An external USB hard drive or pen drive with at least 1GB of free memory.

3) First you have to download Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to create an Lion recovery on an external drive.

4) Insert a USB thumb drive or external hard drive which has at least 1 GB free space.

5) Launch the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant which you have downloaded.

6) Select the drive where you would like to install the recovery disk assistant.

7) After installation. you can use the installed drive as a Lion Recovery Assistant.

8) When you want to use the Lion Recovery Disk, connect the USB drive, reboot it while holding the option key, select Recovery hard disk from the start up manager.

9) You can find the external recovery disk in orange color icon.


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