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    Here is the Menu.lst file and would I also have to configure the fstab also and then I'm going to install SUSE will it detect the partitions if I don't configure it.

    It looks like I don't have to configure the fstab

    /etc/fstab

    Your filesystem settings and mountpoints are configured here. The install program should have created the necessary entries for you, but you should look over it and make sure it's right.


    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Mon Jul 3 18:29:13 EDT 2006

    color white/blue black/light-gray
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 2###

    title Windows XP
    chainloader (hd0,1)+1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
    title Floppy
    chainloader (fd0)+1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
    initrd /boot/initrd

    title Previous Kernel -- SUSE LINUX 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz.previous root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd.previous

    Those three I mentioned all have been setup to triboot with Debian I had it install the Bootloader then Reinstalled and SUSE overwrote and detected it but what would It look like without the Yast info also Arch is going to be installed in /hda7 so it over writes Debian.


    title Windows XP
    chainloader (hd0,1)+1

    title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    title Arch Linux
    root (hd0,6) - is this hda7
    kernel /boot/
    initrd /boot/initrd

    Does vga stand for the monitor and what is mkinicpio and mkinitrd the only one I have used so far is initrd also what does resume=/dev/hda5 mean and hda5 is the swap.

    Also Arch is a cross between Slackware and Gentoo. "Hard and Customizable"

    It currently my computer is setup like this

    hda1-Fat contains Dell Partition
    hda2-Windows XP
    hda3-Extended
    hda5-Swap
    hda6-SUSE Linux 10.1
    hda7-Debian Sarge



    title Windows XP
    chainloader (hd0,1)+1

    title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    title Arch Linux
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda7 ro vga=794
    initrd /boot/kernel26.img

    So is this all correct

    title Windows XP
    chainloader (hd0,1)+1

    title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    title Arch Linux
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda7 ro vga=791
    initrd /boot/kernel26.img

    Mine doesn't have these on it currently but Windows XP boots without it would it matter in Arch

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    how about posting your /etc/fstab and posting your /boot/grub/menu.lst as they exist now.
    Also post what "cfdisk /dev/hda" shows.

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