Okay, this morning I finished reinstalling Slackware 10.
After much reseach on the net I learned how to boot using the installation disk, (I don't seem to have a working bootloader), then I found where it had mounted hdc1 after much fiddling, then I installed Nvidia's latest drivers for Linux, as startx would not boot due to "no screens".
Now I seem to be stuck trying to configure the OS to use the now installed Nvidia drivers. The readme for the drivers listed a config file that was in a directory that did not exist in slackware 10, and the log file I could find but I did not know how to edit it. The readme didn't explain how to edit it, it just said to go to that path and "edit" it by changing specific lines.
I feel as if I'm just a few secret commands from loading Slackware 10's GUI, I really wanted to finish and get inside, but my boss was demanding that I start work.
Actually, my current boss is my mother, I'm creating a slideshow dvd for her using Roxio of all her family's old photos from the early 20th century.
I need to know how to configure Slackware for a Geforce 4 fx5200 vid card. I think I've got the drivers installed alright, it's just a matter of changing a few lines in the config and log files.
I won't be able to do it now though, I've got class in 40min, but if you can leave me some advice when you get the chance I hope to be able to give it another go in a few hours.