I think you should use --initrd unless you
make sure you have all you need to boot
built in (and not as a module).
> How to find out svga, dma chipset
"lspci -v" and/or "lspci -vv"
>> and all the cpu flags it uses
>How to know?
>Should I use any patch to the source installed
>so that 2.6.8 becomes 2.6.8-2-386?
No. It depends on your architecture.
>From what I can tell, you could try to get
started using the debian example
named /boot/config... (complete). Or grab the
.config of a newer kernel (taken from the debian