'Find My Mac' anybody get this working?

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  1. jackoloki

    jackoloki

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    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM #1
    jackoloki

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    I'm very happy with the way my 4530s is running. With the exception Bluetooth and Find My Mac (FMM), most everything else seems to be functioning smoothly

    I've been reading a bit about FMM... Hacked PCs have no Recovery Partition and, without it, FMM doesn't work. On a actual Mac, I guess the Recovery Partition can't easily be deleted, otherwise a simple reformat would wipe it out, and that would defeat its
    purpose.

    Apparently, however, you can recreate a Recovery Partition. The stuff I read is a bit over my head though. I'm still trying to sort through it. I don't think I'd want to try it without one of the Geeks in this community giving it a thumbs up. Anyway, here are a few places where they talk about solutions:

    http://musings.silvertooth.us/2012/03/restoring-a-lost-recovery-partition-in-lion/

    … and the guy, Christopher Silvertooth, has a Mountain Lion Update here:

    http://musings.silvertooth.us/2012/08/recovery-partition-creator-v2-0/

    … at MacWorld Hints, they talk about it:

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20120316132618149

    … and at Insanely Mac:

    http://www.insanlynac.com/forum/index.php?s
    =2c7b8be83671cddc2afd3de439e20277&showtopic=271206&st=0


    (For some reason, auto-correct keeps changing the above link from 'insanely mac' to 'insanly nac' If you want to see it, just copy the url and correct it.)

    They talk about creating a 'fake' recovery partition, about it getting deleted after reboot and how to prevent that.

    My 4530 being a laptop, and way too easy to have stolen, and me being on the road as often as I am, it sure would be nice to have FMM on it. I'd install it on my guitars, if I could : )

    Rob
     
  2. fussie

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    Dec 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM #2
    fussie

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    I'd also be interested in getting this to work! Had a look at the links listed but they seem out of date and probably aren't relevant anymore with ML 10.8.2 etc. If anyone has more information on this, that'd be great!
     
  3. appleiscool

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    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM #3
    appleiscool

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    this would be super cool, any updates on this actually working on a hackintosh or a probook 4x30s?

    bit off topic, i cant get the itunes wifi sync to work with the iphone. over usb no problem. if iphone cant FMM on the same wifi network....
     
  4. miramar

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    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM #4
    miramar

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    FMM is working on my hackintosh. I used info from a thread at insanelymac.com. I don't have the link right now but I think it should be on the first post of my Zomac build or somewhere in there. Basically, you need to create a recovery partition, enable FMM, dump the nvram to a file and use a script to load the nvram settings on every boot. The recovery partition can then be deleted.
     

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