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to change lilo just edit /etc/lio.conf and re-run "lilo" as root
to format the drive, firstly change it officially to a linux partition (type 83) in fdisk or cfdisk and then format it with "mke2fs -j /dev/hda1" to create an ext3 partition. assuming that's what the partition is acutally called. then just edit /etc/fstab to mount the sucker.
it would be a good idea to split the system up into smaller partitions to make it more secure, but this may well disrupt your system as it is likely to renumber your partitions, so i wouldn't actually advise this until you feel comforatble doing it. certianly something to remember though.
You can also boot from the Mandrake CD #1 and when asked,tell the installer to use the entire drive.
Mandrake will partition the drive like this:
(Using a 20GB drive as an example)
/ or root partition=6GB
This is the default.You can set it up like acid-kewpie suggested,with a /boot and a /usr partition,of course,if you use expert mode.