Lenovo System x3650 M5
Bootable Driver Kit




This driver kit enables support for the following Lenovo System x servers:

  • x3650 M5


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


  • x86_64


Driver Kit ISO Image
File: lenovo-x3650m5-sle11sp2-x86_64-1.1.iso ยท [download]
Size 206 MB
MD5 Checksum a0d7ac14a88fbd7a3b16e30a6f9bf68b
SHA256 Checksum 6720a50d9ceb148eccffdce461ce6d8cb387cb6ac55018ef930666dac1a3c417


Media installation

  1. Burn the ISO image above to an empty CD/DVD media.
  2. Start the installation using the new CD/DVD media, having the standard SUSE Linux Enterprise media at hand or a URL to a network installation server.
    • If doing a network install, enter the URL of the network install source on the boot command line using the 'install=' option.
    • 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.
  3. An initrd containing updated drivers will be used for installation.

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 ./install/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 SP2 with Bootable Driver Kit
label install-bdk
kernel linux-bdk
append initrd=initrd-bdk splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP2-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/bdk
Kernel Image
Name linux
Size 3.7 MB
MD5 Checksum 70b45d40ab9eacadec2de337b826c837
SHA256 Checksum 3cdee1c3cebeeca813bb0ebd6e3dc1cd3bfe54b370ec2e0e165a3a7fd58f759f
Initrd Image
Name initrd
Size 96 MB
MD5 Checksum 5bfbb808247969dfa23e69480b1a2d48
SHA256 Checksum fa3e26942b0333d1a6f1d9932d4927094b80d233112142d4c8691855da10e14d


Updates to this driver kit can be found at: updates-readme.html