I have just got Fedora core 2 on a cover DVD. Went through the install process, opted to manually partition my drive and went ahead.
When I rebooted, the boot manager gave me the option of Fedora or "other", I selected other and this was the manufacturer's restore partition (for XP).
I had completely lost Windows. I tried to boot up and go into safe mode or DOS but had no option to do this.
I tried the restore facility and this did not work. I had to use the "destructive restore". Which meant that I lost Fedora.
I used my brand new installation of XP to go into diskmgmt.msc and delete my D: drive (which is a 120gb hard drive). I then booted from the fedora DVD and installed it using the automatic partition tool.
Rebooted to only get the option of Fedora or other. Went into other and started the recovery process when the PC asked if I wanted to use Windows system restore, selected yes and the PC booted into windows. Shut down and PC always boots into windows. No dual boot option for fedora.
So, what have I done wrong? This is my first foray into the world of Linux and dual booting so I am positive it is something I have done wrong!