Problems with SLES 11 SP3 install on POWER8?
Bill_Buros 270000QDEP Visits (2727)
We've had recent reports that SLES 11 SP3 won't install on a POWER8 system.
The install fails 5 seconds into the process with "Can't allocate memory for kernel image !" and stopping at the open firmware prompt.
We're hunting down the root cause information (being in development makes me very curious about these things). But in the meantime, our esteemed colleague Nigel Griffiths nicely hunted down the work-around which is available on SUSE's web site
What's interesting is how the process provides a smaller boot ISO image ("only" 297MB), which starts the process and moves on to the normal ISO images.
We'll provide more updates here in this article as we find more information. As always, if you encounter issues or questions, sometimes Power Linux information can be hard for the search engines to find, so we encourage users to post questions on the Forums!