I did a fresh net-install of debian lenny and installed the 2.6.26-2-686 kernel with it. This is on a dell d600 laptop (1.5ghz pentium M /w 256mb ram) and I had some trouble with the pcmcia not working as well as the sound so I figured now would be a good time to learn how to upgrade my kernel and configure it just for this machine.
I followed this guide: http://www.osnews.com/story/2949
to the letter and I used the "latest stable" 188.8.131.52 kernel from kernel.org.
After my laptop cranks away for about an hour I finally get an error relating to lguest zlib.h.
So the first time I had answered all the (Y, N, M) questions from scratch and figured well I must have screwed something up. I rebuilt it using the current configuration file (I told it to look in /boot to find it) and just changed the main aspects: my processor type, audio and pcmcia. I still got the same error in the same place. Then I said to hell with it and just kept the configuration the same without changing a single thing, and still get the error!
I made sure to #make clean each time I tried.
The command I used to compile the kernel was:
make-kpkg --revision=2.6.29-4-686 kernel_image
*I caught that right before it starts to compile it tells me something along the lines of:
'I noticed you have a hyphen in your revision number, please make sure the something something numbers are Debian policy compliant so the make will not halt at the end or something like that.
Is this an issue?
Its getting pretty annoying having to wait an hour for the thing to go through its paces just to find out that I have failed, so I'm coming to you for help as maybe I am overlooking something easy?