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'Find My Mac' anybody get this working?

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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
 
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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 Had a look at the links listed but they seem out of date and probably aren't relevant anymore with ML 10.8.2 etc.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!
 
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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


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....
 
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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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