This weekend I converted my principal home workstation to Fedora Core 2 Linux. I'd like to make an effort to abandon using Windows XP on the PC altogether, so I spent extra time setting up the workstation properly.Leaving Windows XP on /dev/hda1 as a dual boot, I prepared the to overcome a known issue with FC2 and dual boot scenarios. Having been bitten by this before on another machine, I was ready this time. Following the instructions here, I ran the Fedora Recue Disk (disk 5 of the iso set) and at the shell I ran the command "fdisk -l /dev/hda" to examine the geometry. You see, FC2 is known to alter the way Windows perceives the geometry and can leave you unable to boot Windows at all after installing FC2.
Noting the fdisk output, I jotted down "/dev/hda=4385,255,63".