this is my first attempt at running a Linux OS on my computer. I know Gentoo is much harder to configure and run than other more windows like distros, such as Mint, or Ubuntu. But I want to learn it real well, and get my hands dirty while doing it, so to speak. Well, here is my first issue: I currently have a three SSD configuration on my PC: HD0 where Windows 10 is installed, HD1, where other Windows program reside, and HD2, which I just bought to install Gentoo . I formatted HD2 through the Windows Disk Manager, and I see it with Windows Explorer, as Healthy Primary Partition.
First off, when in the Gentoo live cd environment, and use Parted>>>Print, Gentoo will only detect /dev/sda, which is my Windows OS SSD, the HD0. It shows two partitions, the Boot Partition, of a few MB, and the data Partition, as expected. That is it. The other two SSD are not detected, so I do not know how to make Gentoo detect at least the new,empty SSD, in order to create partitions on it, and install Gentoo.
Second: for the /dev/sda, disk, it says: Partition Table: msdos. If I wanted to use sda, could I use the LVM partition, or msdos means the sda disk is using MBR, and therefore I can only use MBR partitions? My motherboard has an UEFI firmware, so I believe i can use LVM, or GPT partition tables anyway, but I would like to know if this is correct.
My main concern, for now is how to see the formatted SSD through Parted, until Gentoo live cd sees it, I can't go any further.
Thank you for any assistance and support you will provide.