HP ProLiant G7 Series
Bootable Driver Kit


This site contains a bootable driver kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise on HP ProLiant G7 servers. The driver kit contains updates to the SUSE Linux Enterprise kernel required for installation and operation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1 on HP ProLiant G7 servers.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


  • x86_64


Name Size MD5SUM Download
hp-proliant-g7-sle11-sp1-x86_64.iso 475M 529ad585a44eb9b52b199fddbb4dcabd download


Media installation

  1. Download the ISO image above.
  2. Burn it to an empty CD/DVD media.
  3. Start the installation using the new CD/DVD medi, having the standard SUSE Linux Enterprise media at hand or a URL to a network installation server.
  4. If doing a network install, enter the URL of the network install source on the boot command line using the 'install=' option.
  5. If doing installation from optical media the installer will first boot from the driver kit and then ask to insert CD1 of the SUSE Linux Enterprise product.
  6. An updated kernel will be used for installation and installed onto the system.

PXE boot installation

  1. Download the ISO image above.
  2. Mount the ISO image for access to the contents.
  3. Copy the kernel and initrd images from the driver kit iso image to the appropriate location on your tftp boot server. The initrd and kernel image are found under the /boot/x86_64/loader directory.
  4. Copy the contents of the ISO image to a location on your installation server. (The /boot directory may be omitted)
  5. Add the URL of the driver kit location on the installation server to the boot command of the pxelinux config file using the 'addon=' option.
  6. An updated kernel will be used for installation and installed onto the system.

Example pxelinux config file section:

# Install SLES 11 SP1 with HP ProLiant G7 driver kit
label install-G7
kernel linux-G7
append initrd=initrd-G7 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP1-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/HP-ProLiant-G7

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this driver kit:

  • btrfs-kmp-default-0_2.6.32.36_0.5-0.3.40
  • btrfs-kmp-xen-0_2.6.32.46_0.3-0.3.57
  • ext4dev-kmp-default-0_2.6.32.36_0.5-7.9.8
  • ext4dev-kmp-xen-0_2.6.32.46_0.3-7.9.24
  • hyper-v-kmp-default-0_2.6.32.36_0.5-0.14.1
  • kernel-default-
  • kernel-default-base-
  • kernel-default-devel-
  • kernel-source-
  • kernel-source-
  • kernel-syms-
  • kernel-syms-
  • kernel-xen-
  • kernel-xen-
  • kernel-xen-base-
  • kernel-xen-base-
  • kernel-xen-devel-


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