Ok, so I could not find any real detailed info on this. I hope this is not a redundant post. I would like to do I completely clean install. If I were to Copy the Lion DMG to DVD (as many sites have posted how to do) and install from the disk would it still install the recovery partition? My guess is that the lion install app you get from the app store makes the partition and then boots to that for the installation? Otherwise I can't see what the actually lion app does? I just want to make sure my doing the install from a homemade DVD or Flash Drive, I will not miss out on anything that the installation app does, including the recovery partition. Perhaps I should just reinstall SL?