New MacBooks with no Recovery Partition


#1

I have two new 2017 MacBooks that came with High Sierra preinstalled. Neither one has a recovery partition. Therefore, when I hold Command R at boot, the only option is Internet Recovery and once it has loaded, the command csrutil disable in terminal returns an error that the “command not found”. Thus, I cannot disable SIP and install TotalFinder. Which is a shame since I’ve been using it for years and love it.

I hope there is a fix or a way around this.


#2

This is alarming ! I intend to upgrade in the next year or two.

You may want to research ‘Carbon Copy Cloner’ , it has a built in utility to create a Recovery Partition and takes care of all the technical stuff. Suggest you get in touch with them to confirm it meets your needs.


#3

See this article:

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/mac-recovery-partition-3636717/


#4

A few years back I wrote this article, look at the featured comment below the article:
https://hints.binaryage.com/recover-lost-recovery-hd-for-filevault/