In Fedora 5, the file /boot/grub/menu.lst is actually called /boot/grub/grub.conf. Different distros use one of the two filenames, mortezart,
but they both do the same thing. My Sony Vaio also has windows on the second partition so Gordon's second code is probably the one you want. Also, near the beginning of the file you'll find a line which says 'hiddenmenu' (without the quotes). Add a hash mark in front so that it looks like:
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Actually, come to think of it, Gordon's line is probably already in there, but because of hiddenmenu you are not seeing it. Next time you boot up, as soon as you see the splash screen, hit the space bar and you should see the choice of Fedora or Windows. Use the up and own arrow keys and enter to make your choice. If you do see this and you want to lengthen the time before it boots into the default of Fedora, post back and either Gordon or I will tell you what to edit in grub.conf
You posted about Mepis before I finished my post. What are you seeing now? Can you boot into Windows? Mepis doesn't have a hiddenmenu. Don't worry - we'll get you sorted out. It's quite easy to edit the file.