Boxes ping each other - both ways, but win can't ping google though linux internet connection. Tried with firewall on and off lon linux. Ip forwarding is enabled - did that after your first post. Did notice when I booted linux earlier that there was an error message regarding the firewall, samba and port 139 (evidently should be open or something - all goes by to quick to get the exact message).
I had this samba message, also. But I disabled samba, as I use now only ssh. Samba is quite tricky, I think. Its configuration still eludes me. Try to google for "ip masquerading made easy". Also in www.tldp.org
there are good tutorials.
fat32 partition - cat /etc/fstab output -
/dev/hda3 /local vfat user, iocharset=koi8-r, codepage=950 0 0
Is koi-8 correct? SuSE defaulted to this? Isn't it for russian chars? I guess you have to play around with iocharset and codepage (maybe 850) variables, to fix this. Do a "man fstab" to see the options you have, and take my own as reference. Every partition mounts ok, with user perms. Try to check if the mount point have the proper permissions set, sometimes the fstab and partitions are ok, but the mount points are such as rw------, so only the owner (root) can get inside.
/root and a number of other folders such as the docs on wine are locked even when logged in as root. suse on my dual boot is the same. Should this be the case? Any way around it?
Most of my fixing permissions, I added my regular user bruno to the "users" group and changed permissions tobe owned by root/users with write permissions to the group.
This is my "mount" output:
/dev/hda2 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/hda6 on /backup1 type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hdb2 on /backup2 type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hdb3 on /backup3 type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hdb5 on /backup4 type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda5 on /home type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /usr type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
/dev/hdd on /media/cdrecorder type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=iso-8859-1)
/dev/hdc on /media/dvd type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=iso-8859-1)
/dev/fd0 on /media/floppy type subfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda6 /backup1 reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb2 /backup2 reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb3 /backup3 reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb5 /backup4 reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda5 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /usr reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hdb1 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=iso-8859-1 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=iso-8859-1 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
#/dev/hdb6 /backup5 reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2