I'm following this post-Slackware install guide, "How to Properly Set Up Slackware Linux
" section "Building a New Kernel".
I used Links to download the 2.6.19 kernel from kernel.org and I downloaded the latest kernel patch from the "Beyond Sources". I put both in my home directory.
I put that patch into my uncompressed kernel and typed "patch -p1 < patch-2.6.19-beyond2
When that was done, I grabbed a Slackware kernel configuration file from a mirror (2.6.18 was all I found), renamed it and put it into the uncompressed kernel directory. At this point I move the uncompressed kernel from my home directory to /usr/src.
I ran "make oldconfig". After, I ran "make menuconfig". I tweaked it according to the guild. I didn't touch what I didn't understand.
Then I ran "make" and let the computer do its thing for a few hours. When it was finished I ran:
su -c 'make modules_install ' cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinux.custom ' ln -sf /boot/vmlinux.custom /boot/vmlinux ; /sbin/lilo'
Okay, the first time I ran this I typed "op arch/i386..." instead of "cp" so I ran the same thing again but with "cp". Also, I didn't type "vmlinuz" but rather "vmlinux". (Yes, I know, how silly of me.)
I edited my lilo.conf and changed "/boot/vmlinuz" to "/boot/vmlinux.custom". When I boot up I am still using the 188.8.131.52 kernel.
I know I screwed up somewhere. Where? Any help would be appreciated.