I didn't know where to post this, but since it's dealing with my hard drive I thought this would be the place.
I am converting from devfs by following the wiki. Problem is that my only hard drive is now referred to as /dev/hdb instead /dev/hda. I downloaded the four script files that are mentioned in the wiki for converting from devfs and all seemed to go well when I ran the scripts. Any idea how this could happen/how to fix it?
Just in case anyone ever runs across this problem and is scratching their heads, the solution is simple and it's a hardware solution. My hard drive was set up as cable select, which I now figured out to mean that the outer ide connector is master (hda) and the inner one is the slave (hdb). I had my hard drive connected to the inner one. If I had my hard drive jumpered as the master, it would have gone to hda despite the fact that I was connected to the inner ide connector.
Also, informally, I've found that using Master/slave jumpers instead of CSelect allows for marginally faster hard drive access. I don't know why, just something I noticed, might be peculiar to my setup.