I posted this question on another thread I had, that had finally solved my original problem. There wasn't a response, so I am going to try and post it to a new thread for a new problem.
I did fdisk & it showed the drive I needed was hda5. C: is 1 & 2, my old drive in D: is 3 & 4, therefore the other 3 drives are 5, 6 & 7. I changed everything on my zipslack bootdisk & in E:\Linux\ . On start from linux folder, I get the kernel panic message. When I booted from the floppy I logged in as 'root'. It brought me to: 'root@zipslack:~#' . What do I do there? I typed help, but junk flashed by too fast, even for a speed reader. Hopefully this is an easy problem. Thanks for the help.