MacOS – How to know if I have the Lion recovery partition set up


I am looking to swap my HDD for SSD and OWC recommended methods 2 listed in this link

  1. Perform your drive upgrade.
  2. Place your original drive in an external enclosure.
  3. Boot to the recovery partition on your original drive by holding down Command-R and starting up.
  4. Use Disk Utility to Restore to your new drive.
  5. Restart or Boot your Mac to the new drive.

So I was wondering if my MacBook has Lion recovery partition set up properly.

Best Answer

In the Terminal (located at /Applications/Utilities/ type:

diskutil list

You know that you have a Recovery Partition installed if you see this entry:

Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB