create a 50mb fat partition and install bootmagic
when choosing a bootloader either lilo or grub is fine and i chose to write to the mbr.you can always restore this if it goes pear shaped by using a boot floppy with fdisk on it. just boot with the floppy and type fdisk /mbr to restore the master boot record and get back into windows.
i had problems when i let mandrake partition the drive, PM could not read it afterwards.use partition magic to create the partitions instead click here
using bootmagic click here