Recommended update for grub2

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for grub2
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:1035-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1054453 #1082914 #1166409
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS

An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

This update for grub2 provides the following fixes:

  • Use /boot//loader/linux instead of /contents file to determine if the installation media is a SUSE distribution. (bsc#1054453)
  • Use the pvops-enabled default kernel if the traditional xen pv kernel and initrd are not found. (bsc#1054453)
  • Fix a problem that was causing a Nvidia GPU in legacy I/O slot 2 to disappear during system startup. (bsc#1082914)
  • Search for specific config files for netboot. (bsc#1166409) This will implements a search for a specific configuration when the config file is on a remoteserver. It uses the following order: 1) DHCP client UUID option. 2) MAC address (in lower case hexadecimal with dash separators); 3) IP (in upper case hexadecimal) or IPv6; 4) The original grub.cfg file.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2020-1035=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2020-1035=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1 (noarch):
    • grub2-snapper-plugin-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1 (x86_64):
    • grub2-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-debuginfo-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-i386-pc-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-x86_64-efi-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-x86_64-xen-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • grub2-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-debuginfo-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (ppc64le):
    • grub2-powerpc-ieee1275-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (noarch):
    • grub2-snapper-plugin-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (x86_64):
    • grub2-i386-pc-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-x86_64-efi-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-x86_64-xen-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (s390x):
    • grub2-debugsource-2.02~beta2-91.16.1
    • grub2-s390x-emu-2.02~beta2-91.16.1

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