Okay, quick back story. Over the weekend I had some computer issues, and I decided to re-format my computer (I was really hungover and it seemed like the easiest option at the time). I've been a Windows user, and I am fairly computer savvy. I just got my hands on a copy of Mandriva 2009, and I'd like to install it as a second OS on my machine. I have the hard drive space to partition and install, but I am unfamiliar with this process.
So, my questions, will the Mandriva disk prompt me to create a partition, or will I need to partition first, and then install the OS on the new partition? Also, when I boot the machine, will it ask me which OS I want to boot? Any help or resources will be appreciated.