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Creating a recovery partition on a new drive.


Jul 31, 2019
United States
Good day, :)

I scoped out the wiki.. Didn't see anything about this, hope I'm not just blind.

When I install Pop onto a new hard drive, how would I go about creating a recovery partition to use later when needed? (Like the System76 branded computers from the factory.)

Thanks in advance if you have the time to tackle this issue. :)


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Nov 23, 2018
Also, for anyone reading this for the title, in a dual boot scenario or any custom partitioning where the installer doesn't automatically create a recovery partition, you can recreate it yourself. All you need to do is create the 4GB FAT32 partition and mount it at /recovery. If you do this during the custom partitioning set up, the installer will find the recovery partition and use it.

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