A few more thoughts
Originally Posted by esareias
when the instructions say that I need to "flash" the recovery image (and so on and so forth) it just means to install them through the ClockWork Mod menu correct? Because even after I flash the cwm recovery image, it doesn't make a difference. I still keep getting a status 7 error when I try to install CM 11. I'm also worried that because I put the cwm internally on my Nook (at least I assume I did from what I got from following the guide) I wont be able to change it.
Yes, when the instructions say to "flash" they do mean install via CWM, as described here:
in the section of the original post titled "Back up stock ROM & Install CM 10.1 or CM10.2"
Typically you get a status 7 error for one of two reasons: 1) wrong version of CWM, 2) the ROM you are trying to flash/install isn't actually for your device (or, at least that's what CWM believes). This may be a silly question, but are you sure you have the right version of CM? You downloaded from here, http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=ovation
I assume, and you're using one of the CM11 nightlies? If so, there's a small chance you've got a bad / corrupt download. I'd re-download CM11 and try again.
If that doesn't work, I would go to leapinlar's thread (the second one I mentioned in my prior post), scroll down to item 6, and follow that process to revert to stock (including stock recovery). At that point, you will be back to where you started -- stock ROM and stock recovery. Once you are back to stock, you can have another go at it. Since the CM11 install seems to be giving you trouble, you might try 10.1, following verygreen's instructions http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2263553
there is also a link in that thread to a simplified list of instructions. FWIW, I'm on 10.1.3 stable and haven't found a compelling reason to move (although I probably will at some point). Another option would be try 10.2 following verygreen's instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2389813