Rrright... (Dr Evil Style)
In Linux there is a different style of disk access. Linux has a tree filesystem structure, everything is below / What you need to do to access different disks is simply mount them. But first, what to mount? As root type into a terminal:
This will display information about your drive(s) and their partitions. From there you have to mount a partition at a mount point (a mount point is simply a directory). So first we need a directory to exist, so as root type:
I use /mnt because that's the "normal" location to mount devices after boot up, but you can mount it in any empty directory you'd like. So now to mount the device..
You will need to know the filesystem that the partition contains, assuming it was a fat32 paritition, and fdisk -l reveals it to be /dev/hda5 then you'd mount it with:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/files -o users,umask=022
Of course a lot of this depends on your distro, so you might wanna tell us which distro you have.
Oh, and for learned in your statement, I would have used learn-ed to pronounce it correctly