Have you got your windows partition on a FAT sysytem or NTFS?If on FAT,then mount the windows partition on Linux.You can Do this by the following procedure:
As root,start Terminal,type:
This lists your partitions.Check for the windows partition.Make a directory by
If the windows partition is the first partition (/dev/hda1).
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
Edit the /etc/fstab file:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat defaults 0 0
to make the change permanent.
If you have an NTFS partition,then you'll have to download the kernel-ntfs rpm from http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm
or from a mirror site http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/s...9.2-1.src.rpm.
Install it and then you can read from the NTFS partition.
As for connecting to the net,you need to get the US robotics modem driver for linux.