I had a similar experience with the no -boot cd ver. as well.
It is making me look into researching a dvd burner ....something I am however willing to wait a little longer for ....let them get the format standardized and then I'll hop on the train.
If you are just ghosting for basic install I think 1 cd ( maybe 2 )
is sufficient ...but if you are backing up partitions of data, I would'nt want to be disc swapping too much ( I'd just assume keep my OS'es on a partitioned master and keep all other data on a Slave drive "safe" from any OS cleaning up I need to do.
Be careful to physically remove the slave drive ( from the middle section of the IDE cable )
I'll tell you why......upon installing setup shifts your drives over one letter to make a temp to put setup files into.
Having only disabled from setup and not physically removed the drive ....setup found my slave and used it as the temp. Upon completion of the install I booted my computer and saw that I still had my "d:" drive, but it only had about 7mb total capacity instead of 40 gigs. I managed to fix that but I almost lost three years of photographs of my son .
That happened on a WinME system so who knows ...better safe than sorry ...Just reattach the slave and reboot .
Grym ( and looking to make my drives dynamic ) blayd
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS