I want to install a fresh copy of OSX onto my Retina MBP, next to the one that it came preinstalled with.
I have created a 2nd partition using Disk Utility ready for the install, but have now found out that i have to do 'internet recovery' just to get a copy of Mountain Lion onto my machine.
Just to be clear - i dont want to backup using Time Machine then restore onto a new installation. I just want a clean, fresh installation of Mountain Lion, separate from my current one.
Can 'Internet Recovery' install to a 2nd partition? or would it hose my default one in the process?
By using Disk Utility to re-partition the SSD, have i blown away the recovery partition that is apparently hidden away on the disk when it comes out of the factory? (when i hold down the option key on boot, it gives me the option to boot into recovery so i assume its still there?)
What is the best way to create a fresh copy of OSX alongside the default one?
If have read that the App Store Mountain Lion is different from the pre-installed Retina one - is this still the case? and if i did download it, would i have to pay for it?