Sorry to be posting alot of questions in a short space of time.
Having successfully installed Mandrake, Boot magic doesn't recognize the new Linux partition. I went into Bootmagic menu and selected the partition that Mandrake is installed. But after reboot and selecting it in the Bootmagic boot menu, Linux doesn't load. It says something about loading the partition but just hangs with a flashing cursor.
The only way I can use Linux at the moment is to boot from Floppydisk.
No the tests you mention are quite normal, however you will need to install LILO to the root partition of Linux, in your case that is the Mandrake partition. It seems odd but that is the way Linux works!
Not exactly, when you get to the Install Bootloader section, it will then ask where you want to install LILO, make sure that it is to the Mandrake partition and NOT to the MBR, otherwise you will not be able to boot into Windows!
What you have in effect is two bootloaders, Bootmagic is in the MBR, and then when you choose Mandrake, LILO kicks in and gives you a 'choice' of one.