It's a long time since I used PS 6 but, in current versions, once the text is commited, the Ctrl+T transform box appears.
You can then move and rotate the text box as you wish.
I'm with John - it's been a long time since I last used PS 6, but doesn't it have the Text on a Path Tool? The T will have a slightly curved line at the bottom in the icon. If so, use the Pen Tool to draw your Path, and then click the Text on a Path Tool on, or very near that Path, and Type.
I'll be interested to know if that Tool was in PS 6.