Okay let me try to help, since I was also very frustrated with these things in the beginning.
I suggest getting Xine ( http://xinehq.de
Download xinelib and xine-ui from the downloads section, and if I might come with a suggestion, choose the tar.gz files since rpm's can be a real pain and give somewhat unclear instructions as of which packages you need for the dependencies. Now, to install a tarball(this is the source of the program, so you actually compile it yourself, it takes a while longer, but I feel that even for newbs it's better to use this it gives you a better view of how to do things.) you move the tar file to a place where you would like to untar it(tar.gz is gzip if my head isn't completely messed at the moment) and then do the following:
tar -xzvf name-of-tarball.tar.gz (to make this easier you can write the first few letters and then press the tabulator button to make it autocomplete)
then you should read the README and other documents marked out with all-caps, this is something I do with all software I install, even though it contains more or less the same information, there might be a few surprises.
next step is to run "./configure" remember to use the dot and slash. If you have a standard RH9 installed you shouldn't have any problems with the configure part.
now type "make"
use shift user(the "su" command) and enter your root password before initializing the final step.
the final step is "make install"
now as for the sound problem this might be arts causing some trouble, if you can listen to mp3's with the mp3 plugin installed then this usually isn't the case(push ctrl+esc to see which programs you have running, if there's a program caller artsd running you should be able to listen to any sounds, which as far as I can see you can. So don't think too much about this right now.)
and as to your four questions.
1. *looks at salparadise's post* I concur(What error?)
Or if I understand you correctly... Do _not_ write the _entire_ fstab in one line, only the
"/dev/hda1 /mountpoint/mountpoint vfat defaults 0 0" like it's done in the rest of the fstab.
oh and you might want to chmod the mountpoint "chmod -R 755"(I think, I never really understood that damned chmod function)
2. Well as for mounting, you should make a mountpoint in f.ex. /mnt. Let's say that you make a mountpoint called win in /mnt. Then you can write in your fstab the following:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat defaults 0 0
make sure you have make a final return at the end of the script, just to avoid the error: no final endline in fstab. And also you have to be root to do any changes to your fstab. then you can choose, mount /dev/hda1 or mount /mnt/win either will work.
3. Don't worry, unless you delete something you shouldn't delete you're fine. Just mv the files you want to move to your Linux partition.
4. I do not completely understand the question, but like I said don't delete anything you shouldn't delete.
now, I believe I made myself pretty clear, and that some people will say that I spoon-fed you a little too much... Anyway, just as a record for later postings, try to use clearer language. Long, descriptive posts are your friend
Oh, and I could help you even more if you gave me some more specs.. For example, which chipset you have on your motherboard.