I hope I'm understanding your question correctly Goodspeed - I take it that you're asking for confirmation that you can restore a multiple DVD Acronis TI image backup using a single optical drive?
If so, yes, once you have started TI from the bootable media, that disc can be ejected from the DVD drive, and TI is running in system memory. When you replace the boot CD/DVD with the first image DVD, you can choose the restore image which has its first section on the DVD, and TI will ask for the next disc in the series each time when it needs it.
If TI did ever need to access the bootable disc again, it would request it. I don't recall that ever happening to me.
Do take the time to verify the backup, it takes a while, but occasionally a DVD can be faulty and you don't want to discover that when you're starting a restore.
Edited by Platypus, 31 October 2010 - 04:24 AM.