I really like hd imaging programs, such as norton ghost, but I find that I don't run then as often as I should.
Would it be possible to have, in grub, the following menu items: ?
- Boot from hard disk
- Copy hard disk to image
- Restore image
one of the many ways of doing it would be to set up a small partition containing Clonezilla and create a grub menu entry for booting into that. Clonezilla will give you the disk/partition imaging tools you want.