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when compiling the kernel and you run ''make bzImage'
the newly complied kernel shold be created and compressed to this directory 'usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot '
when I do it, it doesnt....
is there anywhere else it could be created or how do I find it?
Are you sure it's not in there? If you are going to /usr/src/linux are you sure the symlink linux is set to your correct kernel version? I would go to the absolute path, and not follow symlinks just to be sure if I were you. So if this is kernel 2.4.19, it would be /usr/src/linux-2.4.19/arch/i386/boot/bzImage
Also, if you are going in there with a GUI fileman, try the command line:
ls -l (LS -L but lowercase)
And if for some odd reason I am correct, and your symlink is wrong, once you get your system running with your new kernel, and everything is cool, change the symlink to fit your new kernel:
ln -sf /usr/src/linux-2.4.19 /usr/src/linux
You know, I don't see a System.map file in there, which after each kernel compile I have ever done is in the linux-2.4.xx directory.
I do make bzImage, but that shouldn't matter. Are you doing it as root, or does your user have write-ability in those directories. To be safe I'd do it as root.
And I checked out rock a bit just now, it appears to be a developing distro to develop distros. Cool idea!
But being that, it may put the kernel and System.map directly into /boot for you, I am not sure though.
Check that directory and see if it already put it there for you. Did you get your kernel from the kernel.org? And did you get the whole thing (I would assume a yes to both these questions). If so, I have no idea what's going on if none of those other ideas return zilch. Like I said though, try it with root if you aren't already.