Welcome to the world of Linux,
becoming root is easy...at terminal type
$ su -
and your root password and you'll be root. Make sure that changes you make as root are permanent and you could damage your system if you delete or alter files as root. Root should be used for maintenance and admin functions.
Problem 1 : I cannot see the FAT32 5GB partition from my linux OS, but I can see it from winxp, can anyone help me on this ???
You would have to mount the FAT32 partition to be able to see it and read/write from/to it. You can do two things.
1. You can mount manually everytime you login into Linux or
2. Have linux take care of it automatically at boot. i.e. automount
manually mounting could be done this way
mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/hdXY /your_choice_of_mount_point
here's how i mount manually, mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/hda2 /mnt/docs
Auto mounting could be done with a "fstab" file in /etc directory
here's how i auto mount, /dev/hda2 /mnt/docs vfat auto,users,rw,umask=000 0 0
You would have to replace XY in /dev/hdXY with device and partition number...
to get device and partition number become root and do,
PROBLEM: NOW I CANNOT GO ONLINE ON WinXP.....?????
Your linux setting have nothing to do with WinXP.
For dial up questions, other LQers would answer as i've never used dial up on linux...i'm a high-speed tux