Re: didn't do it quite right...
I read somewhere to run "make install" after step # 8. Doing that, it takes care of steps 9 through 15 listed below. I don't believe this is a "Redhat thing" either. I've used it with the official "linus" kernels downloaded from ftp.us.kernel.org. Matter of fact, I believe it may be mentioned in one of the docs that comes with the kernel.
* Bob Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org) [010108 14:43]:
> What happened to 'make install' somewhere after 6? I'm coming from RH 6.2
> here, as well as from a lack of a lot of experience compiling kernels.
> ># On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 07:03:26PM +0100 or thereabouts, tom wrote:
> ># > 1. unpack source to /usr/src/linux/*
> ># > 2. cd /usr/src/linux/
> ># > 3. make menuconfig
> ># > 4. make dep
> ># > 5. make clean
> ># > 6. make bzImage
> ># > 7. make modules
> ># > 8. make modules_install
> ># > 9. mv System.map /boot/System.map
> ># > 10. cd /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/
> ># > 11. mv bzImage /boot/
> ># > 12. cd /boot
> ># > 13. cp vmlinuz vmlinuz.safe
> ># > 14. cp bzImage vmlinuz
> ># > 15. lilo