Thanks for the input guys, yes DSL = Damn Small Linux. I think there may be some fundamental problem, I shall check out the DSL documentation but I need a quick answer really.
From a root shell I tried fdisk -l and this was the output:
Disk /dev/hda: 128 MB, 128057344 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
Needless to say that is the USB flash drive, not the local hard drive.
Maybe I should give up with DSL and use an ubuntu live CD? Unless anyone has a bright Idea? I tried using samba on localhost but either i'm not doing it right or it isn't possible.