I'm trying to build my own kernel, as I want to write a kernel program which I need to compile into the kernel. So what did I do? Download from kernel.org, extract, do the make menuconfig and configure everything as needed, do a make, do a make modules_install, do a make install and finally do a update-grub. Result: It doesn't boot at all....
Now I had a look here and it describes a different way of compiling a kernel. Could this be the reason whz my way did not work? Or does anyone else have an idea why my kernel doesn't work?######## Edit
Great answer, ty. Oli. But I tried it the old fashioned way, and after one hour of compiling I got this message:
install -p -o root -g root -m 644 ./debian/templates.master /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199/debian/linux-image-188.8.131.52meinsmeins/DEBIAN/templates dpkg-gencontrol -DArchitecture=i386 -isp \ -plinux-image-184.108.40.206meinsmeins -P/usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11/debian/linux-image-18.104.22.168meinsmeins/ dpkg-gencontrol: error: package linux-image-22.214.171.124meinsmeins not in control info make: *** [debian/stamp/binary/linux-image-126.96.36.199meinsmeins] Error 255 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52' make: *** [debian/stamp/binary/pre-linux-image-184.108.40.206meinsmeins] Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11' make: *** [kernel-image] Error 2