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Optional update for linuxrc


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Optional update for linuxrc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e7626093f9642c72d780c5533e517f58)

Applies to

Package: linuxrc
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11598
Release: 20071115
Obsoletes: none


Install if you create your own installation media.



Problem description

  • Changes tftp client code to bind to different port for each connection to not confuse different tftp sessions (#187745).
  • Sometimes linuxrc does a DHCP release too early, leaving it without an IP address (#221865).
  • Adds a 'delparttable' command that can be used to delete the partition table to work around a problem updating sles8 systems (#229339).
  • linuxrc used to detach scsi devices in some cases to ensure usb storage devices are enumerated last. That's not really a good idea and has been turned off now (#326671).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh linuxrc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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