So I'm new at Mac... I bought a Macbook Pro Late 2011 and the previous owner didn't do a fresh install.
So I booted from the recovery partition, Disk Utility, erased the Macintosh HD and went to "Reinstall OS X Lion". The problem is I thought the recovery HD actually had the OS image, but it seems it doesn't. So it's downloading it but it says 43 hours remaining... (and the last time I tried it went to 50% and then said "couldn't download additional components" and I had to start over...)
I've Googled a lot and I saw it's possible to put Lion on a USB stick. Problem is, this MBP came with Lion pre-installed, so it's not in the Apple Store available for download.
So now I have an empty HD, waiting for Lion to download (45 hours...) and stuck.
What are my options? I don't want to use illegal images...