thanks guys for the resonses. I forgot about the $su
I was trying to see my Windows XP drives from within linux but I could not find them anywhere. I am new to this so I am not sure where I should have been looking. I found all the diskdrives (floppy, cd, usb) but no hard drives.
The reason I was trying to create a folder was because I found a post online telling me how to mount the drrives but required a folder. I was trying to make it in /home but I gave up on it for now untill I learn more of the basics I guess. I found the drive I was looking for by using firefox and typing "/" or "/dev" (It was something like that. I just did it an hour ago but Ive been playing with linux for so long today that i dont remember)
I was able to see the directories but it was not like my "home" folder. It looked like an ftp site so I guess I still need to figure out how to have shortcuts to my drives. They must be mounted if I could see them in firefox.
anyways, thanks for the link. I will take a look at it and try to get a better grip of linux.