I've read other threads, nothing interesting showed up. Everything points to Acronis True Image or Symantec/Norton Ghost.
I want to create an image of a hard drive, compress is (perhaps), and throw is on a bootable DVD (emphasis on DVD). At this point just have a couple of confirmations before your hdd gets blown off and away we go.
The reason I don't want to use commercial products is because I want to offer some of my clients restore DVDs. It would get too costly to use those products.
I woud like it to be as easy as e.g. a Dell or HP restore CD/DVD.