I would think it would more like this.
cp /usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206-pudding/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz.hmwk1
If still and issue start at the / directory and cd down to it to know the correct path.
Now you are using a few commands from the 2.4 and previous kernel days.
In 2.6 kernels I do as follows.
make xconfig ( or use make menuconfig, make gconfig, or others to modify config0
make ( builds the kernel and modules )
make modules_install ( installs the modules in /lib/modules )
make install ( installs the kernel image to /boot and adds to grub or lilo )