I am trying to do a clean install of Lion on my 2011 MBP but it freezes or isnt starting at the "downloading additional components" section and says it will take 99 hours 33 min (but hasnt changed in the last hour). I was following these instructions: Or you could use my method: Reboot the machine and hold down the OPTION key until you get the recovery partition. Double-click on the recovery partition and go to Disk Utility. Erase the hard drive and partition it according to your needs. Then quit Disk Utility and go to Reinstall Mac OS. It will ask you to log in with your Apple ID for verification and you will be able to reinstall Lion to the hard drive, but this time it will be a clean install. It worked for me because for some odd reason my DVDs I created using the InstallESD.DMG file (yes they were burned right) would not boot on my Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro. from: http://mashable.com/2011/07/20/lion...3Step-5b-Select-the-USB-Drive-You-Want-to-Use My internet connection is slow but works. I have one internal drive at 500 gb with the macintosh HD volume (the volume is erased and formated in Mac OS Extended (Journaled)). I am selecting this volume to install lion. is this correct? or am I supposed to make a different partition? I dont have another mac so I cant download lion anywhere else. any ideas?