Hello In TI10 under the windows program my dvd writer is listed as a possible backup location. Using the bootable cd it creates - the bootable rescue media, my dvd writer is not listed in the backup locations. If i select to backup my data as opposed to the whole computer then my dvd drives are listed under the source (they're listed as cd drives but when running TI in windows they're listed as dvd-ram etc) but again when i've moved on a few stages to the select backup location they are not listed anywhere. Can you only write an image to a dvd or cd when using the windows TI and not from the bootable cd? Or is it a case that MY bootable cd can't detect the dvd writer properly - something to do with driver support under linux? I wasn't planning to use the dvd writing function but never say never! At the moment i have 2 hard drives so i can copy to the other but i might be down to one soon and not have that option. In the past i used ghost from a bootable dos floppy or cd and it always detected my drives and i used to really like doing it straight to dvd or cd - it worked every time backing up and restoring, quick, and saved space on my hard drive. if it is a driver issue with the linux boot cd is there any way round it? my hardware is nothing exotic - all my hard drives and dvd drives are connected via ide and not sata or raid - motherboard is a asus a7n8x-e deluxe, writer is LG dvd-ram 4167b EDIT - i know this isn't the correct forum but does anybody know of a good forum for Partition magic 8 questions?