I downloaded and installed the free edition, mainly because it supports ext4. I wanted to test it out first, before deciding on whether or not to use it for the long run. I am running a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu Lucid system w/ Grub2. Partition layout: 1) Primary - System Reserve (Win7 100MB partition) 2) Primary - Win7 (NTFS) 3) Primary - Ubuntu (ext4) 4) Extended: 1) Linux swap; 2) data (NTFS) I have never had a problem with the partitions or any disk program before. System was running 100%. So...for my first test run, I backed-up the win7 partition and restored it, using the default settings. Everything went well - or so I thought. However, when I booted back into Ubuntu and tried using the Disk Utility (gnome-disk-utility aka palimpsest), the program crashed and would not start after trying a variety of possible solutions. I then traced the error to the part of the program that enumerates the partitions. I then inspected the disk and partitions using DD, looking at the mbr, extended boot records, etc. It became crystal clear that B&R had made major changes to my extended partition tables. Grub was fine. I could still boot into Win7 and Ubuntu, but the extended partitions were changed - which is bizarre since I did not backup or restore the extended partition/logical volumes. e.g. The 1st EBR's 1st partition table entry's relative offset was changed from the normal $3F to a $3E. Worse, there was NO second partition table entry (the link to the next EBR). WHY? Why did B&R do this? Why would the program do ANYTHING to my extended partitions when all I did was backup and restore a PRIMARY Win7 partition? (Note: It didn't touch the MBR - that part was fine). And why would it change the extended partition table entries as it did? What a mess! I ended up having to delete and recreate the data and swap partitions. Now the extended partition records have their proper values, and palimpsest (as well as other disk and file based programs) can correctly interpret the extended partitions again. I would love to use this program, but I cannot use it again unless I understand why it did this AND how to avoid it from happening again. I'd greatly appreciate any information provided on this particular subject. Thank you.