Installer Update




This installer update contains an updated kernel required for installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 4 on some PowerNV based systems.

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.

NOTE: The installer update will install PTF releases of the kernel. Though these packages are fully supported by SUSE, it is highly recommended to update the the installation to the latest general release of the SUSE kernel as soon as possible.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 4


  • ppc64le


Installer Image
File: suse_installer_update-sle12sp4-ppc64le-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 208 MB
MD5 Checksum 4f20c5b18164db1475692cba558784ff
SHA256 Checksum 3f2fc32309cd17bf6e7050610a347cb76f51092b9f830090f2ef723dfb44f352


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 21 MB
MD5 Checksum f8f9d71a7db6e9f6b994e9534182a1c8
SHA256 Checksum 5d5b1dc921c2916c847e719d2df5f8d480a303590ae892e96f5ba2e113a0c195
Initrd Image for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop deployments
Name initrd · [download]
Size 179 MB
MD5 Checksum 270163960323b2d49b310b13e4b17c1d
SHA256 Checksum c14410213c646f94f7ca37de378f69fbbfb739fafe399499d5415e62776136b8

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installer update:

  • kernel-default 4.12.14-
  • kernel-devel 4.12.14-
  • kernel-macros 4.12.14-
  • kernel-source 4.12.14-