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grub> root (hd1,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
This worked great. Beautiful Gentoo GRUB splashscreen on boot and I can boot into gentoo just fine. Couldn't boot into Winblows, though..... Also got into Gentoo, recieved a warning about not having DEVFS compiled into the kernel. Really didn't have the slightest idea about how get X up and running except I was sure I needed a copy of my XF86Confg-4 file from other Linux installs that worked. I decided I wouldn't be able to get Gentoo up and running w/out around the clock handholding so I am reinstalling Redhat 7.3 as we speak. I am going to do everyting I can on Redhat to prepare mysel for Gentoo again like recompiling the kernel and compiling my own programs like Mozilla instead of descending into RPM hell. If there's anybody who wants to help me w/ Gentoo on chat or in the San Diego area, shoot me a line and the beer will free! Any tips on what I should have done next to get X up and running? Also, again many thanks to all who helped me out. I will continue to learn and try to pass what I know. Any other suggestions for geting off of the RPM tit, let me know.
Grub numbers drives numerically, starting with 0 as the first number.
Linux numbers drives alphabetically, starting with A as the first number.
Grub numbers partitions numerically, starting with 0 the first number.
Linux numbers partitions numerically, starting with 1 as the first number.
Under Grub, the first partition of the first hard drive is then hd0,0. The fifth partition of the first hard drive is hd0,4. The first partition of the second hard drive is hd1,0. These would be the same as Linux hda,1, hda,5, and hdb,1 respectively.
For a good read on how Grub works, and how to configure, with examples, go to support.calderasystems.com/support and do a knowledgebase search for Zen and the Art of Using Grub. Follow it step by step. It's get you straight with grub.