No mate, not your fault. I did not explain the whole setup properly in the first place. Here goes, I have a Linux stand alone machine and want to connect to a USB Hard disk drive on a WIndows XP machine in order to transfer data on the XP USB to the stand alone Linux machine.
I hope I have explained it better. I'm not a programmer as such, normally I train users to use a customised Linux software setup, so this is a venture for me.