I think so. The error message is the same whether I install to a single disk with nothing else on it but Linux, or if I set up a dual boot system with Win2K. If I recall correctly, the root partition was on hda(1) before my last install attempt to the RAID array.
I think that the error message is misleading. It indicates the kernel is just over 1 MB in size, and is too big for the system memory. There is 500 MB of memory in this computer, and if I recall correctly, Linux is not limited to low 20 bit-first 1MB?) memory. Can anyone confirm this?