Screenshots of about everything
For learning commands check out the wiki
To delete the windows partition, you will see something very
. Just select custom disk partitioning, click on the big thing that says C:\
, click delete, and click in the empty space, click new, and make it about 2x the size of the amount of memeory you have, and select type 'swap'(this is like memory on the harddrive incase your computer doesn't have enough). Then select the rest of the free space and do the same thing except make the 2nd partition as big as possible and make the type ext3 or reiserfs (this will probably be explained a LOT better in the manual) The rest is a breeze. You are buying a boxed set? Good idea for a beginner and it supports mandrake. I would assume that the box would come with an install manual because mandrake prides them self on making super easy to use products. Check out this page
for more content info. And to answer your question about the manual, according to amazon
* Two CDs plus one move CD--new!
* Manual: Discovering MandrakeLinux
If you have any questions installing or anything else feel free to ask them here.