Thanks for the info
Unfortunately all the options give the same problem.
restarted with rescue off the CD1 of the suse 10.1 installation set
I used the rebuild tree on /dev/hdf5 and /dev/hdf6 without any success still have
resume device /dev/hde1 not found ignoring
waiting for device /dev/hdf5 to appear .......... not found exiting to /bin/sh
BTW the lines in grub are
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdf5 vga=0x31a resume=/dev/hdf5 splash=silent showopts
Any other ideas?