TI 8.928 Installing Linux after creating a secure zone and activating Acronis Startup Recovery Manager, the F.11 boot option is deleted from the MBR. I opted for installing GRUB on the MBR instead of into a partition because this was the best option for being recognized by VCOM's System Manager, which is my boot manager. I understand the best option for maintaining the F.11 boot option for the Acronis Startup Recovery Manager, would have been to have placed GRUB in the partition rather than the MBR. It was a trade off. Questions are: 1> can Acronis Startup Recovery Manager be reactivated without messing up my present MBR 2> I only maintain an image backup of XP on C:/ in the Secure Zone. C:/ only has XP installed on it, apps and data or on two other partitions of HDD1, Linux is on HDD2. If a XP restore is made with the Acronis rescue bootup disk, will it maintain my MBR settings as well. I backup the MBR, just in case though. I have tested a few backup apps and really like TI and it's creation of the Secure Zone, that is readable and manageable. Testing it now with Linux and RieserFS installed to see how it compares with the rest. GoBack royally messes up the MBR on a XP+NIX dual boot if a restore is performed. FirstWare RecoverPro 2004 by Phoenix is a real nightmare and totally unreliable. Ghost may have more advanced options, but do you need them, also not as easy to use as TI.