I reinstalled Gentoo... and this is the error that is displayed
Booting 'Gentoo Linux'
root (hd0, 0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xf
kernal /kernal?genkernal?x86?2?6?19?gentoo?r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 doscsi
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
Press any key to continue???
pressing any key beings up a bunch of vertical white lines, obscuring what you can see is a box in the background with gentoo linux highlighted...
I was able to boot into Gentoo when I went directly to the hard drive Gentoo is installed on... obviously I have some errors with menu.lst configuration.
Right now it looks like this:
root (hd0, 0)
kernel blah blah blah...
Now my devices are plugged in as so
60GB - SATA 1 - shows as sdc
37GB1 - SATA 3 - shows as sda
37GB2 - SATA 4 - shows as sdb.
Gentoo is installed on the hardrive connected to SATA 3 slot, so it will be sda...
how do i determine which drive is the correct one?
I changed the menu.lst file while i was booted into the system, and now it wont boot at all...
the system will not boot like it did when i told the bios to boot from that disk...
was it just a fluk? before i hardbooted into the drive i had played around in grub command line with root(different hd destinations) may that have caused it?
What happened was when i told my bios to boot into just that hard drive, the bios made that hard drive hd0.... exactly what was on the menu.lst file... so when i changed my menu.lst file, i can no longer boot into the system doing that again... therefore, i have to somehow edit my menu.lst file and reset it back to normal, or change it to what the device really is as far as my motherboard is concerned, which would be hd1 and i had changed it to hd2... we'll see how it works >.<