awesome glad you got it working (and edit-the-file way worked ... not the redhat way ... hmmm; hehe)
ok lets see how to install tomcat, ... I've installed it on many slackware systems. I will say this, normally I'm a huge advocate of installing software from source but unless you're real familiar with the Java world your better off downloading tomcat as a binary. With redhat you have the option (I would imagine) of installing an RPM from tomcat's site (lots of info in these forums about how to install with RPM) but the way I've always done it is to download just a tarball binary, unpack it into /usr/local and start the server right up.
As for NTFS you can read it, you just can't write it. And whether your kernel supports Ntfs or not well easiest way to find out is to try and mount an ntfs drive and the system will tell you whether its supported or not.
what partition /drive is your NTFS on?