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well, your going to want to install windows OS's first, then install linux, as windows automatically will rewrite the MBR each time it is installed. then you can either use like lilo or grub with mandrake for your boot loader, or you can configure the windows 2000 or NT loader they use to boot each OS.
and yes, you want a /boot partition, its a good idea to have.
easiest way would be have a 10 gb for 2000, 10 gb for ME and then 10 gb for linux ( broken into at least maybe a /boot, / and swap partition at a minimal ) then like you said a final 10 gb parition for ghost images or whatever.
Do both lilo and grub come with mandrake? If not where do I find them?
And what is the difference between the two?
I presume that I should use fdisk to partition the drive into the 4 10 gB segments, and format three of them as Fat32 or NTFS. Then use the linux partition/format software to cut of that segment into a boot and swap, etc.?