Ok it didnt work out...i tried also a program that lets you copy files from linux to windows and it didnt see the partition and same goes for partition magic which wasnt sure what kinda file type the partition was, when its capable of understanding linux things.
So i decided to make another partition and installed linux onto that one...and added a goal to get the up2date file folder off of my dead linux's body so that i can recreate a linux install, and not spend thousands of days downloading updates as im on dialup, or once again if i can rescue it somehow.
new problem is as follows...when i try to mount it with this string in /etc/fstab
/dev/hda6 /mnt/Linux-to-Linux vfat users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
it works except it doesnt show a whole lot of stuff...all it has is "boot.msg", "initrd.img", "ldlinux.sys", "syslinux.cfg", and "vmlinuz"...where i should be seeing the thousands of files that make up a linux install directory.
heres the readout from fdisk -l which says its a "linux" partition (hda 6 is the dead linux install one with stuff i want to recover as stated before)
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2040 16386268+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2041 19457 139902052+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2041 2805 6144831 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 2806 5355 20482843+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 5356 5616 2096451 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 5617 12828 57930358+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda9 12829 15378 20482843+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda10 15379 17928 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda11 17929 19457 12281661 b Win95 FAT32