Your HowTo is pretty close. If you just fix the problems I pointed out earlier, it should be fine.
But to be honest, the best HowTo for kernel compiling is DaOne's posts that I linked to earlier. I follow it religously and it never fails me. You might want to read there and see how yours compares.
Oh, one additional thing. Frequently you'll find that the kernel source code is in a .tar.bz2 file. You can untar and unzip in a single step with tar -xjvf linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2.
Last edited by Hangdog42; 12-20-2003 at 08:41 PM.