Lenovo ThinkCentre M700
Installation Kit




This installation kit provides support for the Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 systems with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Desktop 11 SP3 installations. The kit provides an updated kernel as well as graphics driver.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 3


  • i586


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lenovo_thinkcentre_m700-sle11sp3-i586-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 498 MB
MD5 Checksum 69298a086da1b9d1aa735a49e201e6e8
SHA256 Checksum fca26a0b57b671469fa4cf9e5bc28928f0ff50041027b9415a37be2794f4c8b4


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 installation 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 installation kit iso image to the appropriate location on your tftp boot server. The initrd and kernel image are found under the ./install/boot/i386/loader directory. Download links for the kernel and initrd images can also be found in the table below.
  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 installation 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 SP3 with Installation Kit
label install-M700
kernel linux-M700
append initrd=initrd-M700 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP3-i586 addon=http://installserver/M700-kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 3.67 MB
MD5 Checksum ef36da5c0078fa07c36aebc4dfe344e1
SHA256 Checksum 1283d9fa5dd5d0e63143404211a63cbe130b779938dee855809348e14b13a53f
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 41.5 MB
MD5 Checksum 03f7b75add35cf402462401454fd516e
SHA256 Checksum f58d98fb8998a6ba3884e832343df4580df7e87a1ca334aba4316d6b983a8f58

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: