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To install an official SUSE update kernel, download the update RPM from the SUSE FTP server or a mirror like ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/. To determine the version of your current kernel, look at the version string with cat /proc/version. Alternatively, check to which package the kernel (/boot/vmlinuz) belongs with rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz.
Before installing this package, make a backup copy of the original kernel and the associated initrd. As root, enter the following two commands:
cp /boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r) /boot/vmlinuz.old cp /boot/initrd-$(uname -r) /boot/initrd.old
Then install the new kernel with the command rpm -Uvh <packagename>. Replace packagename with the name of the kernel RPM to install.
Since SUSE LINUX 7.3, reiserfs is the standard file system. It requires the use of an initial RAM disk. Therefore, use the command mk_initrd to write the new initial RAM disk. In current SUSE LINUX versions, this is done automatically when installing the new kernel.
To be able to boot the old kernel, configure the boot loader accordingly (for more information, refer to 7. Booting and Boot Managers). Finally, reboot to load the new kernel.
To reinstall the original kernel from the SUSE LINUX CDs, the procedure is almost the same, except you copy the kernel RPM from the directory boot on CD 1 or the DVD. Now, install as described above. If you receive an error message saying that a newer kernel rpm is already installed, add the option --force to the above rpm command.
This site lists SLES8, SLES9, SLES10 and SLES11 kernel releases and updates released on Novell Downloads
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SLES 11 SHIP-Mar-2009 188.8.131.52-5.1 Apr-16-2009 184.108.40.206-0.1.2 Jun-09-2009 220.127.116.11-0.1.1 July-23-2009 18.104.22.168-0.1.1 Aug-20-2009 22.214.171.124-0.1.1 Nov-02-2009 126.96.36.199-0.1.1 Dec-02-2009 188.8.131.52-0.3.1 Jan-14-2010 184.108.40.206-0.1.1 Mar-02-2010 220.127.116.11-0.1.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SLES 10 SHIP-Jul-2006 18.104.22.168-0.8 Aug-18-2006 22.214.171.124-0.15 Sep-26-2006 126.96.36.199-0.25 Dec-21-2006 188.8.131.52-0.6 Feb-23-2007 184.108.40.206-0.9 Jun-2007 SP1 release - see table below
SLES10 SP1 SP1-Jun-2007 220.127.116.11-0.12 Jun-19-2007 18.104.22.168-0.14 Sep-04-2007 22.214.171.124-0.8 Oct-11-2007 126.96.36.199-0.16 Nov-07-2007 188.8.131.52-0.18 (s390x only) Dec-03-2007 184.108.40.206-0.2.3 Feb-07-2008 220.127.116.11-0.2.5 May-2008 SP2 release - see table below July-04-2008 18.104.22.168-0.2.8 Oct-01-2008 22.214.171.124-0.2.10
SLES10 SP2 SP2-May-2008 126.96.36.199-0.21 Jun-01-2008 188.8.131.52-0.23 July-18-2008 184.108.40.206-0.25 July-29-2008 220.127.116.11-0.27 Oct-01-2008 18.104.22.168-0.29
Oct-20-2008 22.214.171.124-0.31 Nov-25-2008 126.96.36.199-0.33 Jan-29-2009 188.8.131.52-0.34 Feb-17-2009 184.108.40.206-0.35 (ia64 only) Apr-03-2009 220.127.116.11-0.37_f594963d May-20-2009 18.104.22.168-0.39.3 Aug-20-2009 22.214.171.124-0.42.4 Aug-27-2009 126.96.36.199-0.42.5 Nov-10-2009 188.8.131.52-0.42.7 Dec-22-2009 184.108.40.206-0.42.8 Feb-04-2010 220.127.116.11-0.42.9 May-06-2010 18.104.22.168-0.42.10
SLES10 SP3 SP3-Oct-2009 22.214.171.124-0.54.5 Nov-12-2009 126.96.36.199-0.57.1 Dec-14-2009 188.8.131.52-0.58.1 Jan-22-2010 184.108.40.206-0.59.1 Mar-29-2010 220.127.116.11-0.60.1 Apr-26-2010 18.104.22.168-0.62.1 (x86_64 only)
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