What I ended up doing the last time is leaving it to it's default values (I believe it is '-1' or something like that...). I got rid of the modules_install directory (linux-2.6.9) starting at about the 4th time or so. As far as the 'make dep', isn't that obsolete with the 2.6 kernels? I get a warning every time I do it, and it says something about not being necessary anymore... Beats me. I don't know what the good points of the 2.6 kernel, but my system will not be using it for now. I will get it figured out eventually, but I think it is going to take alot of time. Everything that I have found online (which isn't much, really) talks about things (potential solutions) that we have already discussed here. I did all of them, with no luck. Crap.