Thanks dr0ker. I haven't had much time in the last couple of days to work on this but you have given me hope that I can get this to work.
If it can't be done for the bootable cd's (I'm not sure where to put the source code) I'll just have to find a system that I can put a regular install on and compile the wrapper from there.
I'm looking at an ntfs utility to allow be to access windows files - so I can get to the kernel source and ndis wrapper code that way. A friend has sent me this link:
as one of the latest ways to do that.