Now, some of ya'll will think "well, as long as you followed the install, it shouldn't be that hard!" Well, that's not the case. See, I'm running a Mylex SCSI card, so install was a bit weird. Here's how I did it:
* before chroot'ing, I made symlinks to my hard drive. So instead of /dev/discs/disc0/disc, I symlink'ed it to /dev/hda, and partitions (part1, part2, part3) was on hda1, hda2, hda3 respectively.
* after chrooting, for some strange reason, my partitions went to /dev/rd/c0d0, /dev/c0d0px
. So to make things easier, I made new symlinks, but this posed a problem. On my fstab, I had /dev/rd/c0d0px
on my /boot, swap, and / mount points.
* did the genkernel, went back to the kernel config, and reconfigured the kernel to see the DAC960 controller. I installed it as part of the kernel, so it's not a module.
* installed grub as necessary, emerged the proper modules, and rebooted.
* Then the system crapped out. It couldn't find root, this poses a problem since now, the root drive changed (yet again) to /dev/discs/disc0/part3!!!!
* Rebooted the system, popped in the gentoo liveCD, and booted to the command prompt. I edited the LiveCD's fstab such that I can mount /dev/discs/disc0/part3 to /mnt/part3 (had to make a directory). From here, I merely mounted /dev/discs/disc0/part3.
* I edited the fstab file on my root drive, so I switched from /dev/rd/c0d0p3 (the supposed root drive) to /dev/discs/disc0/part3. edited the rest as necessary.
* rebooted the system...
* Voila! It worked!!!!
Now, and I'm not sure if this will work, since I have grub automatically looking for the root drive at /dev/hda3, I made a directory at /dev called hda3. I also made a symlink from /dev/discs/disc0/part3 to /dev/hda3. Now, I have to find out and see if I boot Gentoo again, will it see this symlink and load appropriately.
Anyhow, this is the last of my PC's to be converted to Linux. Now, I'm only running 1 Windows machine - the Dell Inspiron XPS (with a P4EE!). That will remain a Windows box, but all of my other machines will strictly run Linux. So yep, as a Linux n00b, I'm proud to say that I'm learning a lot!!!