Why disassemble? You have the 'config' along with the source on most installs of a Gnu/Linux (big plus the source is commented). The 'config' will provide the means to understand your kernel overall via menuconfig. Look at your kernel source to see what's going on. Linux Kernel Interactive Map
will provide a generalized map that may help.
You can see what modules are loaded via 'lsmod'.
Plus don't forget '/proc'.
Be sure to use the logs in '/var/log' & 'dmesg' to get a feel of what's going on.
I suggest that you would benefit by looking at things in general then narrow the scope or you will get confused fast.
has several useful links to information.
Links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie skill level but you must start somewhere;
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!