I am attempting to configure, compile and install the 2.6.28 kernel on my Dell D610 Laptop which is currentlly running Kubuntu 8.04, 2.6.24-23 generic. I was following the tutorial "How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way" and was cruising along fine until page 2, step 6. The trouble started with the command "fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image kernel_headers" I followed the advice listed in this thread and avoided typing the fakeroot line verbatim from the tutorial but apparentlly that wasn't enough to keep me ont he right road. What I typed was "sudo fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-linux-2.6.28-custom". There was alot of stuff that scrolled by but the two indicators that I was no longer cruising along but was in fact off the road where: 1) It compelted after about 20 seconds and I believe compiling the kernel takes a bit longer then that. 2) The last output to the terminal was "exec debian/rules APPEND_TO_VERSION=-linux-2.6.28-custom INITRD=YES nothing to be done." I would be happy to provide the entire termianl output that followed the command "sudo fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-linux-2.6.28-custom" if anyone beleives that would help. If the solution to this issue is already out there on the forum I apoloize. I missed it in my search and I would welcome someone simply directing me to it.