I'm with you - it's frustrating to have a question that no one seems to be able to
answer, and then some fellers just "take a guess." At first I didn't know you
wanted to boot with it, and wondered why you didn't just copy .config to a disc.
Well, missy, here's what I'll do. I'm rebuilding two comps right now. They'll both
get Slack 9.1 installed. The first is a lappy with no burner, so can't actually burn
the image there - though I can make it and transfer to a USB hd and burn from
this workstation. Then I'll install to the workstation, and on both of these installs
I'll try to burn a kernel image to CD for booting. I don't mind trying jong357's
method. I've watched his posts for a while, and he's delivered some good
advice. Plus, he has a similar Dell Inspiron lappy as the one I'm rebuilding.
NB: I'll be recompiling with 2.4.26, so it may be a day or two before I get
around to it...
Sorry not to have been more help - yet. You might also try http://lkml.org
and see if one of them fellers has either posted something, or will tell you.
I tried to get there and they're replacing hardware - it's down at the moment.
Please post back if you figure it out so's I won't have to spin my wheels. ;-)