Dell tech support think the Memorex DVD's are the issue, I'll get some other brand and try again. Will post results when known.
Thanks for the info oldtimer.....I didn't even realize they made pressed CD's/DVD's these days!!!
Mark, I didn't realize there was another software option...other than clonezilla (which will only image the entire drive). I hope Macriam Reflect is open source. I am pretty serious about avoiding programs that aren't open sourced, especially on the Linux partition!!! Window 7 is there for the very rare times when I have to have window available....it's likely I will rarely use it.