Originally posted by filippdavid
ok , but don't expect me to know how to do it....
once i tried to install gentoo , after many battles i could compile the kernel and boot it , but i got so many errors ...
Most likely you didn't compile some necessary drivers... My first kernel compile ended in lots of errors and kernel panic too
Anyway, custom kernel is a nice thing to have, but you can live without it. There are lots of kernel-compile-howtos and it's always worth to learn something new