I'm trying to install Gentoo on a friend's computer. His hard drive works fine in the Live CD as /dev/sdf, and we can fdisk and mount it and do anything we want to it. But in the Gentoo base system, during installation, we found that there is no /dev/sdf. So we can't do anything with the hard drive (which is the only hard drive on his system and thus rather VITAL...)
What should I do for Gentoo to be able to see this hard drive? We've tried every other /dev/sd* drive and all the /dev/hd* drives. It ought to be /dev/sdf, but that device file isn't there in the Gentoo base system! Help... I'm tired, it's two in the morning. Good night.
Within the chrooted gentoo system what does spit out?
Is the disk a SATA disk? Generally SATA disks show up around sdf sdg on certain kernels. If so, did you remember to compile in SATA support?