I did it! YES!!! WOO HOO!! I compiled the kernel...I don't know what the deal has been this whole time, but it worked! YES!!!

make menuconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

edited lilo and ran it then took the plunge! IT WORKED! YES!

;D 8) ;D 8)Aragorn
If these are the exact steps you took to compile maybe I should try again.Good deal Aragorn!