I am having a terrible problem trying to network between Win98SE and
RH 7.3, and am about to give up forever!
My setup is a HP Vectra (400Mhz) dual-boot system running Linux 7.3
and Win98SE with a NetGear NIC installed. My other box is a Dell
Pentium (200 MHz) which can also dual-boot between RH 7.3 and Win98SE,
and which has a LinkSys NIC installed. I changed the NIC in the HP
box because RH7.3 did not recognize it, though it recognized it fine
on the Dell!
When both systems are in Win98 mode, and the NetBeui drivers are
installed, networking is a breeze. When both systems are running
Linux, I can also network fine. However, I just can't seem to get a
Win98 box to "ping" a Linux box! I have ensured that the passwords
and accounts are the same on both systems. The /ect/hosts file on the
Linux box matches the \Windows\lmhosts file perfectly. Both systems
have an identical workgroup name. I made sure that NetBeui is not
installed on the Win98 box when pinging (only TCP/IP installed on both
systems). But is just does not work.
This is my third attempt to get the system to work, having tried an
previous version of RedHat and Corel Linux. Both failed at the
networking phase. Unfortunately, networking is critical because my
laser printer is connect to the other Win98 box (which belongs to
someone else) and I need it to print.
Is there some information that I am missing but which should be posted
to answer this question?
Would it be of any help to try other Linux distributions? I simply
cannot stop using Win98 because my partner is solely depended upon it.
Any help you may have come across would be greatly appreciated.