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Imaging and restoring NTFS drive

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I recently aquired a Toshiba Satellite M45-S3551 laptop, and I want to repartition the hard drive. I hate paying for software, so I plan to use the installer for Mandriva Linux to do the partitioning for me. Has anybody done this with an NTFS drive? I will make a main Windows drive (NTFS), a storage drive (FAT32), and a Linux drive (ext3?).
The more important question is how I can backup and restore the entire drive as it is now should any problem arise. I have realized that I probably want to create an image of the drive, and have the ability to restore it later. But the drive is 100GB, and I am hoping to fit the image on a CD (or possibly DVD). The drive currently contains 9GB of data ([bleep], where did all that stuff come from?). So, I only want to image the part of the drive with data on it. Can anybody suggest how to go about doing this? And how do I restore the backup image to my HDD? The only freeware i found to do this is DrvImagerXP, but that will make a 100GB image. Suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks guys!
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