Recovery HD partition with El Capitan

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  1. korgo

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    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:40 AM #11
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    Very, very good! Wish I had found it earlier... however, now I have the file prelinkedkernel in the trash and it can't be deleted. It's sometimes gone after reboots...
     
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    Oct 2, 2016 at 10:21 AM #12
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    Thx

    Is perfectly working :)
     
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    Oct 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM #13
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    Works great, thanks for posting! :clap:
     
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    Oct 27, 2016 at 2:00 AM #14
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    Did this as stated (Sierra OS 10.12.1), rebooted, select recovery in clover (latest version), installer starts and hangs with beachball of doom.

    EDIT: So I have switched out a WIFI/Bluetooth Card (Probably not related, but maybe) to a new card that is Handoff native supported and removed a Bluetooth dongle, when I tried again today, worked like a champ, now have a recovery drive. Great stuff!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2016
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    Dec 26, 2016 at 5:27 PM #15
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    You Betcha! See my attached photo. I have a Synlogy NAS with a Time Machine partition on my LAN - the photo shows me booted into the Recovery partition, after choosing "Restore from Time Machine", browsing the network to find the backup, authenticating, etc. up to the point of choosing which backup to restore from.

    In case anyone is wondering, my build / sitch
    • Intel NUC 5i3MYHE originally built on El Cap 10.11.2 using this guide (Oct 2015)
    • Currently running 10.11.6 (15G1212) - current patches as of today
    • I updated the recovery HD partition that was created way back in Oct 2015 by simply following the OP's instructions (thanks Jimmyfoz!)
      • Mounted InstallESD.dmg from latest Install OS X El Capitan.app
      • Copied BaseSystem.dmg from the InstallESD.dmg to Recovery HD
      • Copied prelinkedkernel to Recovery HD, including the "sudo touch" suggestion
    ...and that was it! Worked like a charm. Why'd I do it?
    • Before this AM I was *unable* to boot into recovery partition, which really sucked, because a Clover update borked my system (grrr)
    • Because I had no bootable partition/tools, fixing the Clover problem involved making a new Unibeast USB stick, etc. just to get into Terminal again - so I could then restore a backup of my EFI folder), I was like "never again".
    **Thank you** so much for explaining that. Now I understand why the Recovery partition would work at all.

    If I had more time I'd write a script to do all this - totally repeatable operation...

    Thanks to all!
     
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    Dec 27, 2016 at 4:09 PM #16
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    This just works! Much appreciated jimmyfoz!
     
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    Dec 30, 2016 at 2:15 AM #17
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    i have tested with sierra 10.12.2 and works also:thumbup:
     
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    I can't thank you enough -- from Barcelona!
     
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    Jan 16, 2017 at 3:49 AM #19
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    With this mod I can now boot the recovery tools, but my drives don't show up under Disk Utility or time capsule restore. With terminal, I see them with "df -k", but diskutil list reports a problem with diskmanager. This is a ga-p55-usb3 with clover legacy, and USB3 disabled in BIOS.




    -bash-3.2# diskutil activity
    ***Begin monitoring DiskArbitration activity
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk0', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = '<null>', DAVolumeName = '<null>') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4804
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk0s1', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = 'msdos', DAVolumeName = 'EFI') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4823
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk0s2', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Volumes/Mac%20Storm/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'Mac Storm') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4826
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk0s3', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Volumes/Image%20Volume/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'Recovery HD') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4829
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk1', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = '<null>', DAVolumeName = '<null>') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4832
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk1s1', DAVolumePath = 'file:///', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'OS X Base System') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4834
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = '<null>', DAVolumeName = '<null>') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4837
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2s1', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = 'msdos', DAVolumeName = 'EFI') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4839
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2s2', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = '<null>', DAVolumeName = '<null>') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4842
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2s3', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'Boot OS X') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4844
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2s4', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Volumes/BackupSL/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'BackupSL') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4847
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk2s5', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'Recovery HD') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4849
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk3', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Volumes/Backup/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'Backup') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4852
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk4', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/log/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4855
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk5', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Volumes/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4857
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk6', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/tmp/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4860
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk7', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/run/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4862
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk8', DAVolumePath = 'file:///System/Installation/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4865
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk9', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/db/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4868
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk10', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/folders/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4870
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk11', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/root/Library/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4873
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk12', DAVolumePath = '<null>', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4875
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk13', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Library/Preferences/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4878
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk14', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4880
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk15', DAVolumePath = 'file:///Library/Keychains/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4883
    ***DiskAppeared ('disk16', DAVolumePath = 'file:///private/var/tmp/RecoveryTemp/', DAVolumeKind = 'hfs', DAVolumeName = 'untitled') Time=20170115-18:29:36.4885
    ***DAIdle (no DADiskRef) Time=20170115-18:29:36.4887
    diskutil: interrupted


    -bash-3.2# diskutil list
    Could not start up a DiskManagement session

    -bash-3.2 #ps -ef
    UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
    0 1 0 0 6:11PM ?? 0:00.77 /sbin/launchd
    0 109 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:02.43 /usr/libexec/kextd
    0 110 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.95 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreRAID.framework/Resources/CoreRAIDServer
    0 112 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.47 /usr/libexec/configd
    0 113 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.12 /System/Library/CoreServices/powerd.bundle/powerd
    0 114 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.35 /System/Installation/CDIS/instlogd
    0 115 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.24 /usr/libexec/findmydeviced
    0 116 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.13 /usr/libexec/airportd
    240 118 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.11 /System/Library/CoreServices/iconservicesd
    0 119 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.37 /System/Library/CoreServices/iconservicesagent
    0 120 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.23 /usr/libexec/diskarbitrationd
    0 121 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:10.76 /usr/sbin/syslogd
    0 123 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.10 /usr/libexec/opendirectoryd
    0 125 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.22 /System/Library/CoreServices/launchservicesd
    0 126 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.09 /usr/sbin/securityd -i
    205 127 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.24 /usr/libexec/locationd
    0 129 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.14 /usr/sbin/blued
    65 130 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.34 /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder
    0 132 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.03 /usr/sbin/KernelEventAgent
    0 133 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.03 /bin/sh /etc/rc.install
    0 134 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.04 /usr/libexec/hidd
    0 135 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.31 /usr/sbin/notifyd
    241 136 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.37 /usr/sbin/distnoted daemon
    0 141 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.22 /usr/sbin/cfprefsd daemon
    0 142 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:01.95 /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/authd.xpc/Contents/MacOS/authd
    0 184 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.18 /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd
    0 259 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.09 /usr/libexec/sandboxd
    0 265 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:01.36 /usr/libexec/lsd runAsRoot
    24 282 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.12 /usr/libexec/networkd
    0 395 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.08 /usr/libexec/networkd_privileged
    0 429 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.05 /usr/libexec/securityd_service
    0 437 133 0 6:12PM ?? 0:01.57 /System/Library/CoreServices/Language Chooser.app/Contents/MacOS/Language Chooser /System/Installation/CDIS/OS X Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/OS X Installer -ExternalLog YES -NSDisabledCharacterPaletteMenuItem YES /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg
    0 438 133 0 6:12PM ?? 0:01.10 /usr/bin/logger -t -p install.warn
    0 439 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.11 /usr/sbin/ocspd
    88 440 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:07.39 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon
    -2 443 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.16 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/WebContentAnalysis.framework/Resources/webfilterDNSd
    0 446 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:00.06 /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/com.apple.CodeSigningHelper.xpc/Contents/MacOS/com.apple.CodeSigningHelper
    97 447 1 0 6:12PM ?? 0:02.33 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/ATS.framework/Support/fontd
    0 451 1 0 6:13PM ?? 0:00.05 /usr/sbin/pboard
    0 456 437 0 6:13PM ?? 0:01.46 /System/Installation/CDIS/OS X Utilities.app/Contents/MacOS/OS X Utilities -ExternalLog YES -NSDisabledCharacterPaletteMenuItem YES /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg -AppleLanguages (en)
    0 458 1 0 6:13PM ?? 0:00.11 /usr/libexec/diskmanagementd
    0 459 456 0 6:14PM ?? 0:11.66 /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal -NSDisabledCharacterPaletteMenuItem YES -AppleKeyboardUIMode 2 -AppleLanguages (en)
    202 462 1 0 6:14PM ?? 0:00.21 /usr/sbin/coreaudiod
    202 464 1 0 6:14PM ?? 0:00.04 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreAudio.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/com.apple.audio.DriverHelper.xpc/Contents/MacOS/com.apple.audio.DriverHelper
    0 460 459 0 6:14PM ttys000 0:00.04 -bash
    0 474 460 0 6:18PM ttys000 0:00.01 ps -ef


    I also see allot of system.log activity, with a continuous stream of these messages:
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac kernel[0]: Sandbox: authd(142) deny(1) sysctl-read kern.hostid
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac kernel[0]: Sandbox: authd(142) deny(1) process-info-pidinfo
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: sysctl() failed (Operation not permitted)
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: process[110]: failed to create code ref 100001
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: xpc[110]: failed to register connection
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac kernel[0]: Sandbox: authd(142) deny(1) sysctl-read kern.hostid
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac kernel[0]: Sandbox: authd(142) deny(1) process-info-pidinfo
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: sysctl() failed (Operation not permitted)
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: process[110]: failed to create code ref 100001
    Jan 15 18:22:36 iMac authd[142]: xpc[110]: failed to register connection
     
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    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:04 AM #20
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    Thanks! I can now boot recovery from my hard drive from Clover. I'm using Sierra 10.12.2 and this worked great for that!
     

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