I have MacBook that was running Lion.
On a journey into finding the perfect operating system for me, I installed Arch Linux. Whilst doing this I wiped the disk (
/dev/sda1) and created some Linux partitions.
Now, for reasons beyond my control, I'm in need of some Mac OS capabilities.
Yet, I have no idea on how to reinstall Lion. (I wiped the recovery disk, so it doesn't show up when holding option whilst booting, but luckily option-booting does still work). Is there anywhere I can get a bootable ISO (preferably free), from which Lion can be installed (through the App Store perhaps?). I have an old Snow Leopard disk laying around but it won't boot because of hardware incompatabilities (CPU isn't working).
Or, am I left no choice but buying a bootable Lion USB stick? PS: no bashing on Lion here from me. I like Lion, I like Mac. I just dislike the GNU tools available are always slightly different from their Linux counterparts, making cooperation with my Linux-loving peers a nightmare.
PPS: I would consider doing something "dark" to get everything working again. Also, I wouldn't mind losing my Arch partition, since I can always get it back from a backup.
The machine I'm talking about is a 13" macbook pro 8,2.
The only tool I have is another macbook pro, an older one, that ran OS X snow leopard, but is updated to Lion recently. (aha, this can serve my purpose).