> 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!
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