as far as have seen u cannot install rpm in windows partitons
this is because of the permissions with which we mount the windwos partitions
u u need to make a folder in ur linux partion say 'plugins' in /(be it anywhere)
and then copy the plugins there and install then
also when u mount ur windows partition what aoutput do u get,error meessages any ???
In linux all the executables installed by user are generally in
it may differ tooo.
with the modem u are having ,sm56 it is going to be tough job for u to make that work....
have a look at
if u can get it changed,change it,if u can afford an external modem(best solution!!!!!!!!!!)