After configuring your kernel, you need to compile it with:
You're now able to choose from one of the following options:
Use bzImage to create a compressed kernel image
zImage for a compressed kernel,
bzdisk to create a boot disk and
install if you want to use LILO (all further steps then become unneccesary).
The time required by your computer to compile Linux is processor and machine dependant. Once this process has been completed, you can copy your new kernel to /boot/. Please don't forget to make a backup of your old kernel though. The backup commands are as follows:
After copying the kernel, you still need to test it. Depending on your bootloader you still need to set various options in order to boot your new kernel.
In the case where you want to overwrite your existing kernel, you need to use the following commands: