hello!

i compiled kernel in both ways using kernel source from kernel.org and kernel debian-source
created initrds for both. made necessary entries in the grub.cfg file. both the kernels failed to boot

normally i use fedora

i put the following entries in the grub.conf file of fedora

title linux-mint-1
root (hd1,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35.12 ro root=UUID=62c6850d-4c51-44cf-ac70-10aa991622dc
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.35.12
boot

title linux-mint-2
root (hd1,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38.3 ro root=UUID=62c6850d-4c51-44cf-ac70-10aa991622dc
initrd /boot/initrd.img-/vmlinuz-2.6.38.3
boot

both the kernels booted well
i think the MINT-10 os boots from dos partition the presence of /boot/grub/grldr.img points to that there is a procedure for configuring boot under these conditions i will checkup if there is any other reason