I used apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-386 to update my kernel.
I added a line to lilo.conf regarding initrd=/initrd.img (or whatever it was that I was told to do while the new kernel was being installed). Everything went swimmingly. When I rebooted my system, I couldn’t see any problems with the modules being loaded and the devices being checked. But, just as I was expecting it to offer me the graphical login screen, the whole screen went blank (not black though, it’s cyan or turquoise or a bluey green or…).
I was able to reboot and then use LILO to boot my old kernel so everything is under control, but I’m not sure what I did wrong in the install. The instructions were pretty straightforward. /vmlinuz points to the new kernel. /vmlinuz.old points to the old one. It was all done for me during the install. In fact, the only thing I had to do was put the aforementioned line in lilo.conf
Any pointers would be appreciated…