I was able to burn the Slackware CD1 Install (it's under 670 megs). I might be getting closer to the overall problem.
It's locking up trying to detect the partitions after detecting the harddrive. The harddrive is new, 60gigs, so new that you have to use the "MaxBlast 3" software to get it to see it as a larger drive than 33 gigs. Slackware believes it is 33 gigs even though MaxBlast has been installed (the software sets up your partitions and is suppose to add something to boot to get everything to work nice together).
I'm guessing this is my problem - the only question is there anything I can do to use the larger harddrive?