As I have posted here before, I just built my first PC. With lots of help I now have it dual booting Win XP Pro and Debian Sarge. I have been looking at drive imaging software to back up my work to this point. I thought Norton Ghost was going to be top of the line. I purchased a copy of V 9. After reading HERE it looked like the included Ghost 2003 CD would be the way to go. I did get it to work backing up to a DVD, BUT I was very UN impressed! I wanted it to back up to my external USB HD. I must say even the manual states this may be a problem. At one point I thought it had messed up my MBR so now I'm afraid to mess with it much more. Anyway I am now looking at R DRIVE ?? What is a good, fairly simple but secure, program I can use to image the way I want? What do you use? Should I give Ghost 9 a shot? Or keep trying to work with Ghost 2003? Edited to add... Right now it appears R Drive may be stalled and/or taking forever??