Just backup the items you want on a cd and go from there. Going through all that will just take you longer. A disk image will make an image of your entire harddrive exactly how it is now. Why are you repartioning your hdd?
Guess it don't really matter. NONE of the backup imaging tools, Acronis or Paragon, will WRITE into the DVD data disks I have. Does anyone know, just WHAT kind of specific brand DVD disks you have to use for this ???