Thanks for responding! I looked at the article you suggested, I actually looked at it before my first post....I like the method, except for editing the makefile. My line of thought on this is that if I stay away from editing files and try to do as much as possible by typing simple commands, I'll be less likely to screw it up!
I didn't do too many changes to the kernel, mostly just wanted to get rid of Amatuer Radio support - stuff like that - that I'll never use and optimize it for a PII. I left anything I wasn't sure of alone.
So, with a fresh install of slack 10, will the post you linked to absolutely work? I'm going through all this trouble to make a definete list because of the long time it takes to do these things on this machine.....ancient machine.