Thank you Upgrading the kiwi version on my SUSE11SP3 build machine with SUSE11 SP4 update version (5.05.89) helped to build the SUSE 11SP3 RAW image for AWS. Though I still am looking for validation forum. I will try putting it in the forum you mentioned. Thanks again

Quote Originally Posted by rjschwei View Post

There are issue with building really old images such as SLES 11 SP3 on a new host, but I think it can still be made to work. It's been a while since I have done this and thus I do not remember the details, sorry. That said you definitely need a version of kiwi that supports "ec2hvm" as firmware setting. We build our SLES 11 SP4 images with kiwi version 7.02.78.

Here is the <type> definition we use:

<type image="oem" filesystem="ext3" boot="oemboot/suse-SLES11" bootloader="grub" kernelcmdline="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8 multipath=off NON_PERSISTENT_DEVICE_NAMES=1" boottimeout="1" installprovidefailsafe="false" firmware="ec2hvm">

You need to include xen-kmp-default in the initrd

<package name="xen-kmp-default" bootinclude="true"/>