bobpur wrote:I've run into that, too. It's a bit confusing.
I have four drives (2 SATA & 2 PATA). They come up as sda, sdb, sdc, and sdd. I, even, think the PATA opticals have a "sd" designation. I'll have to check on that.
Go to http://www.distrowatch.com and download, either, of these: Parted Magic, Gparted, or System Rescue cd. The drives come out right when you run these.