I recently purchased Acronis True Image Home 2009 and Disk Director Suite 10 for usage on a PC that has become my project machine. I purchased these products to put an end to my "install - tinker until it's broken - reformat" cycles. However, I've spent the past day using DD and scouring this forum but am still unclear as to the best method of attack in regards to a multi-boot setup. What I'm looking to do is to create 4-6 separate partitions for various OS's with the intention of being able to boot into either of them and be able to maintain backup images of each OS independent of eachother. I am currently plan to use the following os's: - Win XP - Win7 - Kubuntu - LinuxMCE (custom Kubuntu distro) - Ubuntu - mythBuntu (custom Ubuntu distro) This list may change, so flexibility is a must in my ideal setup. From speaking with an Acronis pre-sales representative, it sounds like I should be able to achieve exactly what I'm after. I started out by installing winXP pro onto a 10GB partition on my 500GB drive. I then installed Kubuntu 8.10 (the required base for LinuxMCE) onto another 10GB partition, using ext3 filesystem. I then installed TI and DD with the OSS addon. I activated OSS and was able to select either Kubuntu or XP at boot up. I then created two more logical partitions. One to eventually be used for Ubuntu install, the other as a temporary storage point for TI images. Everything seemed to look OK, but I wanted to test TI before going any further. I created a backup image of my XP partition and then restored it. OSS now showed only WinXP; I had lost the ability to boot into Kubuntu. I've attached a screenshot showing my partition setup. "Ext3 (K" is my Kubuntu partition. I'm almost positive that it was always showing as a logical drive rather than primary (even before restoring the XP image using TI). It had been detected fine by OSS prior to the TI image restore. Since then, I've tried to change this to a Primary drive, but the "Convert" function does not give me that option for this partition? I've also attached my bootwiz.oss file. My questions are: What did I do wrong? How do I create TI backup images that maintain my current configuration while also allowing me to restore individual partitions as required? How do I resolve this so that I'm able to once again boot into Kubuntu using OSS? Or am I better off formating all the partitions other than my base XP and redoing things properly from the start. Which begs the most important question - what is the PROPER method for using DD / OSS for a true multiboot configuration? Is there a step-by-step guide anywhere? It seems that the official documentation for DD Suite is lacking, as the user guide really doesn't touch on anything but the basics. I must also say that so far DD doesn't live up to the reputation Acronis has built with the True Image line. I've been a very satisfied user of TI Workstation with Universal Restore in my business for years, and these positive experiences were my main reasons for deciding upon TI Home and DD Suite for my home use. I find it hard to believe that Acronis is content to attach their name to a product that has seen no upgrades since 2007! I appreciate any assistance.