SUSE Installer Update for SLE15 x86_64
Installation Kit

Kit Information




This installer update is required to resolve the following issue:

  • SLE installer hangs at the very end of the installation process when SEV is enabled in the guest.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 15


  • x86_64

Media Details

Installation Kit ISO Image
File: suse_installer_update-sle15-x86_64-1.0.iso
Size 401 MB
MD5 Checksum c0aa170ebf41710877b23cab432eab74
SHA256 Checksum 4191d646ac8db584811f47e1ad91e6d7571ed9469218afa5fd300f532447f52a
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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. 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 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 15  with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-15-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit

Kit Contents

Kernel Image
Name linux
Size 6.57 MB
MD5 Checksum df34fe4a123b1a42e2e983a40ec9569d
SHA256 Checksum 91001d238108ff4a4c1864a68e6bc0de184c66e0433303ce18f841ceaaa103ee
Initrd Image
Name initrd
Size 72.5 MB
MD5 Checksum 52ed817f3bc97ff960263dedc0bc5185
SHA256 Checksum cfb2f0be28cedceccf16541a022e313fde4de30e1b374a42f4df31bf6a83dbfa

Package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: