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From: Nathan Smith <ndansmith@...>
Subject: Re: hda/hdc
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:10:36 -0800
Randy Barlow wrote:
> Howdy all!  I'm new to ppc but not new to Gentoo.  I just picked up an old G3 
> Blue and White for $20 to play around with, and I'm just starting to install 
> Gentoo.  I'm noticing that my hard drive seems to be showing up as hdc and 
> the cdrom as hda in the install cd environment.  Is this normal/ok?  I can't 
> think of any reason that it wouldn't be OK, but it does seem strange to me.  
> Perhaps the drives are plugged into the mobo backwards?  I haven't opened the 
> box yet...

I just finished installing Gentoo on a Blue&White, so I can offer some
advice.  Don't trouble yourself at first with the hardware (which bus
the HD is plugged in to, jumpers, etc.)  Just install Gentoo to
/dev/hdc.  Now once you boot into your kernel, more than likely the
devices will be ordered /dev/hda - hard drive /dev/hde - CD.  So then
you have to chroot in again and manually edit yaboot.conf on the
bootstrap partition to point to /dev/hda.  Also, don't forget to update
your /etc/fstab to reflect the fact that the hard drive is now /dev/hda.

Hope that helps!

-- 
Nathan Smith
ndansmith@...
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