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Why would you want to reboot between compiling and editing your LILO config? Just compile, reconfigure, then reboot. Also, do remember to rerun LILO whenever you make any changes to ...
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    Why would you want to reboot between compiling and editing your LILO config? Just compile, reconfigure, then reboot. Also, do remember to rerun LILO whenever you make any changes to anything that even could be remotely related to it, or you might make your system unbootable.

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    What is this 'make bzImage' step? I believe I skipped this step when I compiled my kernel.
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    The bzImage is the actual core kernel, so I can't image that you skipped it. The bzImage is what gets booted by your boot loader.

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    I'm 100% sure that I didn't use 'make bzImage' at any point during compilation of the kernel. However, I did choose a compression option in the menu within xconfig. Could that have possibly done something?
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    I don't think so. The compression option in the config is just a lib routine, I think. What steps did you use?

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    its either make bzImage or make zImage...
    I read that this step actually creates the vmlinuz image in the /usr/src/linux dir that you then copy to the /boot partition...

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    Precisely, it creates the core kernel, compressed with either gzip or bzip2, depending on whether you make zImage or bzImage, along with a real mode bootstrapper/decompressor. bzImage is the preferred nowadays, since it yields better compression that zImage.

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