I have a mac Book Pro 17" A1297. Running Lion Now The Drive is formatted clean no recovery (Comm+R) Wont Boot off my Retail Os X Lion disk. But Will boot off a Ubuntu Disk and Windows Disks, I Don't have a fire-wire drive nor a pen drive. I have Tried to burn a copy of the install disk to see if it was too scratched or W/E is there something i am doing wrong and any help on this subject would be helpful. I will Include a list of start-up commands that i have tried Command+R = Nothing there is no recovery partition C = Cant tell it it works or not as it will boot from a linux disk or windows disk w/o needing this held down Command+V = Nothing Option = No Startup manager sits at white screen then goes black and says no bootable device - Insert Boot Disk -and Press any key Can I Pull the HDD from the mac and manual put the files from the retail disk on the HDD using a live distro of Ubuntu then partition the drives for apple osx and Reboot to install?