So, I attempted to do a clean-install of Lion last night due to some problems I was having system-wide. Before I did, I backed up everything, then proceeded to make a bootable Lion thumb drive via the directions on Apple's website: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1433 The file that I downloaded was only about 1mb though... was it supposed to be bigger? Anyway, after that, I tried to boot via the thumb drive I put that file on, and it didn't work. And, as I had erased the hard drive, I was forced to use Lion Internet Recovery to complete the Lion install. It worked, but it's so much slower than a native install! Clearly I'm either missing some steps, or the steps I'm taking aren't correct. Any help with this would be great!