Hey, I'm glad things worked out for you
I must first say that I'm much of a newbie myself, but I'm gonna try to shed some light on your questions.
I need XP pro for connecting to the College network..unfortunately & I cannot get Knoppix to let me write to the NTFS filesystem
As far as I know, Linux has no problem connecting to a micro$oft network. You might need to install something called samba.
I was told to use a capture NTFS command, but don't know how, to go about that Would I do that in konqerer?
I've never really used captive, but I think the first thing to do is to install the drivers (which captive takes from your existing winXP installation. And then you have to go to the shell (and the sooner you start using the shell the better
); the command for mounting an ntfs-partition with captive is mount.captive. Write
in the shell to get to the manual pages. I've also heard that captive is a bit risky for ntfs drives; then again I've heard it works no prob. Search for captive here at LQ.
Would it be easier to resize my HDD & put Kanotix on a Linux partition? If the latter would be better, would you tell me, the easiest way, to install a LiveCD to HDD...I never did that before...
OK; here's where Kanotix is definitely better than Knoppix. Open a shell and write.
or if you're connected to the net
And yes, you need a linux partition to install any linux OS. You should need one / partition and one swap-partition in the least. I suggest you do some resizing with partition magic in Windoze. I messed up my system once when trying to resize with linux's clone qtparted. So I'd suggest you use windows PM for resizing. Make sure you have windows in the first partition.
Anyway, having said all this, you should check out the knoppix forum
and kanotix forum
and definitely search here at LQ.
PS. your PCMCIA-card should work as well. I don't have any experience with wifi, but check this out at the kanotix-forum