SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1
Installer Update




This installer update provides fixes to various issues found with the default installation medium for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 based products. NOTE: The images on this site only include the SUSE installer environment. To complete the installation, the original SUSE media is required in addition to to the updated installer image provided here.

The following issues are fixed with this update:

  • Deadlock when installing on fast storage (e.g. SSD) containing a Btrfs file system.
  • Kernel panic when installing to NVMe devices.
  • Potential installer ramdisk corruption and installation failure on some systems when doing uEFI based installation.

The installer update provides an updated kernel containing the fix. The updated kernel is used by the installer and installed on the target system. The updated packages are included inside the installer initrd of this ISO image.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack 1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 Service Pack 1


  • x86_64


Installer Image For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop
File: suse_installer_update-sle12sp1-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 240 MB
MD5 Checksum 5a7f01612f3c80c9e5df7a1f950cfa4b
SHA256 Checksum f85b5271e75f64e405e058d1072b7a4d06386ef2c237790da2b8bf420f5fb494
Installer Image For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
File: suse_installer_update-sle12sp1sap-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 248 MB
MD5 Checksum 04a4c4305a1e6ae782283821b56b8540
SHA256 Checksum 5faca9777c43ade35d3e950588fdbae5f6f50a1d05ae5c18076732c444c29e73


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 Installer Update ISO image and then ask to insert CD1 of the SUSE Linux Enterprise product.

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 installer update 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. Download links for the kernel and initrd images can also be found in the table below.
  4. An updated kernel will be used for installation and installed onto the system.

Note: the initial ramdisk (initrd) image on the isntaller update contains updated kernel packages and is substantially larger than the normal SUSE Linux Enterprise installer initrd. Therefore, a slight delay will be experienced as the system loads the large initial ramdisk.

Kernel Image for all deployments
Name linux · [download]
Size 4.8 MB
MD5 Checksum 36ab3789d0e7211c599d01615e5ebbe8
SHA256 Checksum e7c653a1adc34de40fe68dd6c9b70b95e744dbc0e8353eb33b87e5e2d4d11098
Initrd Image for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop deployments
Name initrd · [download]
Size 221 MB
MD5 Checksum ae25a724f93d132c8f45fd2a4a6e933b
SHA256 Checksum 79a893cbff542d910d59411c69f81108af2a536281bd484bb00b6a1998d56ac6
Initrd Image for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications deployments
Name initrd-sap · [download]
Size 229 MB
MD5 Checksum 2ef379f3dfadc80d2822a88af6ff6005
SHA256 Checksum 79cf765401ad0b0f3d0b3368aa7765b78ab9e83551e96c4e5c463ee943321e5b

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this driver kit:

  • kernel-default 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-default-base 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-default-devel 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-devel 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-macros 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-source 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-syms 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-xen 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-xen-base 3.12.62-60.62.1
  • kernel-xen-devel 3.12.62-60.62.1