drive labelling errors
the minimal install CD (and all other liveCDs) correctly recognise my SATA drive as /dev/sda, but when i'm in the gentoo environment it's recognised as /dev/hde. this has forced me to do a strange GRUB setup (replacing root=/dev/sda1 with root=/dev/hde1) and caused me no end of problems booting it up the first time. anyway, i need to know whether it's a problem in the kernel config (something i haven't enabled?) and how to fix it.
I would assume that SATA isn't configured properly into the gentoo kernel. The live CDs always boot a kernel that has pretty much everythign selected in order to match many different hardware configurations. I would put both options in menu.lst so if one doesn't work after doing that you can try the other.
i was thinking along those lines too, i just don't know what i need to enable.