Mandriva/Windows dual boot help
Hi all. I'm reformatting my desktop's drive as I type this in order to reinstall Windows Media Center Edition (from OEM Recovery discs). As soon as Windows is reinstalled, I will be booting from the Mandriva 2008 One cd and repartitioning the drive with qtparted so I can install Mandriva directly on the drive. At least that's the plan. I have never tried Linux before, but consider myself very computer literate (though I haven't really done any command line stuff since the CLI in the Amiga 500 maybe 10 years ago). I need to be able to dual boot into either Mandriva or Windows for a variety of reasons, bit mostly because I'm a gamer. I have tried booted into Mandriva from the One cd to make sure it works with my hardware and it seems to fun fine.
If anyone has any advice or links that may be helpful to a Linux-Newbie such as myself, I would appreciate it. Also, I know I will be using my Windows partition more than Linux for gaming, but I'm interested in trying out the games that are available on Linux. So any Linux gaming links would help out also. Thank you.
David R. Lambert