It wasn't without issues but I now have Fedora10 running on my laptop.
I tried installing using ext4 filesystem.
The WiFi setup was a nightmare, using the system admin options for network (as root) simply refused to do what I wanted I was probably using it wrongly!
Finally found some errors around writing to disc in the logs. Something to do with ext4 so I tried a format with ext3 to try FC10 on ext3. Half way through the process the hdd starts making a horrendous squeeling noise. I guess it's dead! Must be something to do with the power issues this laptop has meaning the disc has been clobbered by random power offs!
So, a replacement disc (I had a 20Gb one laying around) and a reinstall of FC10 and things went a bit smoother. I tried installing an ext4 system in the hope the issues I had before were down to bad disc rather than ext4 issues.
Started up ok, but still a real struggle with the WiFi card (PCMCIA). I added the firmware in the right place and everything!
I then discovered a new button on my Gnome panel, options for network can be set per user by that button. After a bit of friggin about I worked.