bah... i always used partition magic, but mandrake and lycoris have their own easy to use partitioners. of course i guess you can "learn" by the above method. who needs to that when there's point and click?
the distros then have a os selection screen prompt (lilo). when done, well i haven't used one that didn't provide it.
anywho good luck with lycoris, the distro with 3,000,000 missing dependencies... hehe. but hell you get to play solitaire during the install.
lycoris also has a nice support forum *hint hint*