Problem in in booting up new recompiled kernel 2.4
I am new to linux kernel configuration. I was trying to configure and compile a new kernel 2.4.20. I followed the steps to reconfigure the kernel and the new kernel got compiled successfully. At boot time I could see my new kernel . All went right except when it comes to log in page. My keyboard and mouse were not responding. I could see the cursor blinking at the username space, but nothing was happening when I was giving input through keyboard or mouse.
I am writing the steps that I did to configure and compile the new kernel 2.4.20.
I am having Red Hat 9 kernel 2.4.20.
3)make menuconfig.( Made no changes but saved the setting as new configuration).
I saw the grub.conf was showing my new kernel.
there were modules related to my new kernel at /lib/modules directory.
I am not getting where I am wrong. Please help me regarding above problem.