For several weeks I struggled trying to get TI9 boot disk to access my archives across the net. I had no problems with TI8 and an older (Dell) notebook, so I assumed installing a new HD on this fairly new Dell Inspiron 9300 would be easy. Wrong! Long story, including reading the messages from Acronis techs about booting and telling Linux to produce log files, and the crazy instructions for getting those logs on to USB snap drives (I have no floppies) -- WOW! Here's the solution (which I found by spelunking in this forum earlier today) - Get BartPE and the TrueImage plugin! Build a BartPE CD-ROM with the TI9 plugin. If it doesn't connect to the network, then you don't have your net adapter drivers in BartPe.; But is it SO EASY to add drivers off your main disk. Go to the BartPe site and follow the incredibly simple directions to add drivers. Forget all that Linux console mumbo jumbo and waiting for Acronis techs to analyze logfiles, etc. Just grab BartPe from http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/, then (assuming you are a paid up TrueImage user!!) go to the TrueImage site and get the PartPE plugin. Make a CD, and you will be able to restore across the net!!!!! I have now made BartPE+AcronisPlugin disks for all of my systems. Forget the Acronis bootable rescue disks, you're taking a big chance that your rescue disk wn't be able to get to that archive across the net! BartPE + TrueImage plugin rocks!