After re-reading my question I think I can make it clearer..
I am quite new to Linux.. I have the Promise PCD20276 controller running a RAID 0 array that has Windows XP installed on the first half, and empty space on the last half ( for Slack ). When I put my Disc 1 in, and get to the Boot: prompt, I have tried the ataraid.i parameter, with no luck. So I have been reading for 3 days about configuring and compiling kernels, and I believe I have a good understanding of that process. I also even created a config for the kernel. I could compile the kernel on a slackware install that I have setup on a VMWare Virtual Machine, but what would I do after that? My guess is somehow I need to load the kernel I created at the boot: prompt for Disc 1, but I have no clue how to go about this... I am about to try to use the makeboot on Disc 1, and make a bootdisk with my kernel. Hopefully somebody will help a noob out