Usually you don't remove the old kernel until the new kernel is up and working fully. Kernels don't conflict.
When you install a kernel after the compile, you can add it to the boot list which comes up with LILO or grub, (In the install of a krenel-image deb if you use LILO it will ask do you want to add it automatically.)
If after a while you decide to remove the old kernel thats fine. Simply remove the files with the matching kernel numbers in /boot and the directory in /lib/modules.
USing make-kpkg is the best way to compile, and don't forget to use --appen_to_version.
Last edited by leonscape; 08-26-2003 at 02:23 AM.