My computer is running Windows XP SP2 and has a wireless connection to the internet. Attached, via a crossover cable, is my laptop running Mandriva 2007 (Linux - but then I guess you knew that). I know that there are some issues concerning file sharing with the new Mandriva, but I am also having problems with internet sharing.
The problem lies with XP:
When I go to switch on Internet Sharing I get an error message saying "The service database is locked". I have looked under services.msc and see nothing that should be enabled/disabled that isn't. So, XP isn't letting me share my internet...which is highly irritating.
I have tried to Google the problem, but no-one seems to have come across this problem before. Hopefully someone will know how to solve it though.
Any help would be gratefully received.