Another bunch of questions
Is the SLP DA on the netware machine set correctly ? If not, probably the client is unable to browse the tree.
Is Netware set up to run SSL i.e secured IP ? However, i think, you are using the Client version 0.86 or so. Have you tried to find a solution on support.novell.com -> search knowledgebase ? They still offer the client on their cool solutions site.
Is it possible to connect to netware via ip from a M$ machine without ipx installed ? I mean, client installed with option "IP only"
Times before, i was running the client 0.7 on a redhat 9 based system, and this works fine on a netware 5.1 network with NDS 7. I never tried this with fc3. What exactly is the error message you received ?