First off, Thanks for everybodys help.
This is how I got mine to work.
Stick your bootable CF in. I could NOT get ANY DOS boot to work so I used. http://www.ia1hacking.com/index.php under 2000/XP
Plug it in, then immediately
mash(alternating repeating strokes) "T" and "F10"(a.k.a. the compaq button) untill I got a keyboard error. I stopped mashing buttons
-wait a second-then I got a language selection and then into the BIOS
YOU may or may not need to do the clear BIOS jumper trick. I'm a bit fuzzy on that because it was 2am when I got this far.
goto the disk boot order menu and swap it, in my case when I got this far there was only two choices so...
save & exit, and you should be booting from the CF slot first.
after I got the CF card to boot this way it was a cake walk.
-as it explains in the above URL, after you run the command to write to the onboard memory, remember to enter the bios again using the same method (button mashing) and change the boot to
i dont know where that third drive came from, but this is how its working... so... save and exit
follow the rest of the instructions on that URL