After following the howoto forge article on how to compile the new kernel in ubuntu 6.10 (http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_ubuntu_p2 ) I reached the Code: fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image kernel_headers command and received the following error "nothing to be done. " Subsequently the kernel wasn't compiled. Can any one offer me some insight as to what I may have done wrong or what is necessary to compile the kernel correctly? I am attempting to compile the newest kernel build (188.8.131.52) for the k7 architecture (I have an AMD Athlon XP 1600+) in order to overcome the apparent lag in this build of linux (default kernel is 2.6.17-generic). Any help would be much appreciated.