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Installation of SLES 11 SP3 in UEFI mode hangs while loading initrd

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)

Situation

Installation of SLES 11 SP3 in UEFI mode by booting from the Installation CD hangs after:

Loading kernel ...
Secure boot not enabled
Loading initial ramdisk ...

and never continues.

Resolution

Installation can be done by downloading and booting from a kISO instead of the original installation media. The original SLES 11 SP3 iso or CD is still used to install the system afterwards.

This kISO image including further instructions can be found here:

http://drivers.suse.com/suse/uefi-fcoe-sle11sp3/

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7014418
  • Creation Date:15-JAN-14
  • Modified Date:16-JAN-14
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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