Probably shouldnt have posted this so early...
I'm installing CRUX 2.8, and a part of the installation process is to compile a kernel, something that I know how to do, but dread it, nonetheless. I don't know what the problem was specifically, but I got a kernel panic when I booted up, so I just decided to give it another shot. Probably not the solution people wanted to see, but it'll work for me. Maybe I can find a config file that works with my computer by trial-and-error.
Well, I will give it another shot, and see what happens. Probably just added too many options, or added something experimental.