just tried to install a new kernel but get a kernel panic when i try to boot from it

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – this is what i did i downloaded the latest stable kernel archive from kernel.org and extracted the archive into the download directory (i don't think that matters though) then i downloaded and installed the ncurses archive (needed for menuconfig) then i opened a terminal and navigated to the directory that was extracted from the archive and issues the floowing commands Code: #make menuconfig #make dep #make modules #make modules_install #make install then i updated grub so that i can boot from it by issuing Code: #update-grub then i rebooted and selec (HowTos)