rastus was right, mindi was failing, with:
FATAL ERROR. Sorry, your kernel is too big for your image
I read on their site that this can be fixed by changing the script:
BOOT_SIZE (BOOT_SIZE=36864 instead of BOOT_SIZE=32768) in /usr/sbin/mindi
Actually mine came set at about 20000, so I upped it to 36864 too.
That fixed mindi. :-) A step in the right direction.
But, mondo still segfaults. Oh well.
And thank you muuwanga too!