right, here's what happened.
Did the above and got a blank screen, loaded up after a while not doing nothing, configured GFX, monitor logged in ok.
The 2.6 was running but with no devices installed, sound, LAN, so what should I do from there?
By the way I reinstalled my original kernel until I sort this out and do another compile.
What did I do wrong as it didnot boot first time and had to edit GRUB /boot/vmlinuz.old to load my old kernel.