Sorry, I must have missed your last post.
first thing I am going to have you do is get the kernel source from here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-src-188.8.131.52-i586-1vl59.tlz
(It solves some security issues, remains compatible, and will be easy to distinguish from your default kernel)
frst su to root then
install it with "installpkg kernel-src-184.108.40.206-i586-1vl59.tlz" in the same dir you downloaded it into
then change into the kernel source directory "cd /usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11" and run "make menuconfig"
that will get you a menu that looks like this
choose the device drivers menu and then scroll down to this section
uncheck it so it looks like this
push the up arrow then enter to get into the scsi device menu
and choose the scsi low level drivers menu shown here
remove the M or * from all the drivers in this section so it looks like this
then exit out till it asks if you want to save
after saving run "make && make modules_install"
when that completes (could be hours later)
copy the kernel to /boot "cp arch/i386/boot/bzimage /boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168"
then run vliloconf and you should see an additional kernel selection
reboot and choose it
let us know how it goes,