Well, something weird happening with those VIA procs. I've compiled kernel with P-II+ MMX settings and it works now on M10000 but hangs on ME6000.
If you want to have it working on M10000/M-II, you can get this file( 1Mb ):
http://pymedia.sourceforge.net/pycar/vmlinuz
and place it in the root of the CD. I'll play little more tomorrow with settings to have it working on both...