Gentoo Live cd not able to open Hd
I d/l and burned the new Gentoo Universal Live cd for x86. I had no difficulty getting network connectivity working, using the installation guide. However, I am unable to partition my disks. The "fdisk /dev/hda" command returns an error message "unable to open hda." Same story for hdb. I have 2 Maxtor IDE drives, a 20 and 40 gig. No other Linux distro I have installed (Corel, Xandros, Redhat 6.0, 6.1, Slackware, Debian, Progeny, Libranet 2.7, 2.81, Lindows, Suse 7.3, 8.2, 9.0) has had this problem. I am obviously unable to get past this point.
As much as I love Debian-based distros I was looking forward to having all my apps compiled the way I want them, and not having every device driver in the world installed by default. (Yes, I recompile my kernels to fix that!) I love a system that I have to tinker with! any advice or suggestions?