Can't format SATA on install
I am starting with a fresh install off a minimal CD and everything seems to start up fine. I have to dhcpcd eth0 in order for the network to get the information from my dhcp but everything seems fine.
The problem starts right once I begin to format the hard drive. I run the command
# fdisk /dev/sda
but once I do that I get the following message:
"Can't open /dev/sda"
I go ahead and take a look in /dev and I see all my other devices such as dvd, hda and so forth but I don't see sda -which is usually what sata is listed under. I tried formating the /hda but it lists it only having one cylinder and mentions that it is running it from memory(?)
I think this problem might be related to the chipset. I have installed gentoo on a system at work and never encountered this problem. The motherboard I am using is:
motherboard: Abit AN52
chipset: Nvidia NF520 single chip
I have played around with it for a little while now, any ideas? :confused: