By default Linux won't detect NTFS partitions (that's what XP uses). You have to manually mount them and you will only be able to read from them, not write to them.
2. I can't see my partitions on the hardrive i was using in XP. Is my data safe? I installed lin of a seperate partition, which had some programs on it, but i dont mind if the'yre lost. But i hope my other partitions are ok and have lost nothing?
You can't even log in as root?
3. I wanted to login as root, but i ended up deleting my main account (dunno how never been so dumb). Now I cant login to linux even, the login window just shakes if i enter anything.