Root device is (3, 2)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 2522 bytes.
System is 1182 kB
warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy
make: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/linux-2.4.26/arch/i386/boot'
rom floppy[/usr/local/src/linux-2.4.26]# kernel is too big for standalone boot f
-bash: kernel: command not found
I'm pretty sure you're fine, it's just that you can't whack it onto a floppy and boot from that. I had the same, its just a matter of how much you compile into the kernel and how much you keep out as loadable modules. I ripped out a lot of stuff from a server build but put the essentials in directly (support for different filesystems etc.).
Just make sure you keep a backup of the current kernel so when you change Lilo etc. you can boot into the old one if necessary.
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