Hey everyone, school starts in 6 hours and I dun goofed my computer up. I am going to start classes tomorrow, and I've learned I absolutely need a PC or Snow Leopard for some of my software. Cool, no biggie -I'll just downgrade. Apparently not, because no matter what I do I can't boot to my Snow Leopard disk with the pesky Lion recovery partition in the way. I have literally tried everything in the world to try and unmount it and get rid of it, but nothing I do seems to work. I can't get rid of it. But what I have done is erase my Lion partition with some errant clicking, so now I have a blank hard drive and a Lion Recovery partition. I've searched Google and these forums, but apparently I'm the only one in history who has ever wanted to downgrade from 10.7.1 to 10.6.X. I have my Snow Leopard disc that came with the computer, as well as a 10.7.0 Lion boot disk I made. I feel like I have all the tools to complete this task before class starts, but I just can't unmount that recovery partition. I've tried terminal, single user mode, etc. Nothing works. Apparently in 10.7.0 you could go about upgrading and dowgrading all willy nilly without a care in the world but Apple put a stop to such activity with 10.7.1. I want to erase the free space on the drive as well (I'm going to sell the drive and get a bigger SSD very, very soon) but I can't do that in Lion either. Does anyone know how I can get rid of the recovery partition so I can downgrade to Snow Leopard? I wouldn't mind getting some sleep (even 2 hours will do) so if you can help a brother out, let me know.