After months without Linux due to PC faults, I have just installed Suse 10.2 again and am trying to get the network to my old Win98SE PC to work.

From Linux, going to SMB I get the message "Could not connect to the host for SMB://b8h3s6/", which recognises the network name and shows the correct ident for the Win PC. The Win PC is still set up as earlier for networking permission.

From the Win 98 PC when trying to access the Linux system I keep getting asked for a password. I have no idea what password it wants, and have tried every remotely likely password i can think of without any success. i obviously need to reset whatever password is involved, but it's not even clear which machine asks for the password.

Being fairly new to linux, and now rusty with what I did know, I really need some beginner's help please.