The SLES 11 sp2 autoyast install reboots more than once. Although edd=off can be added to the initial pxelinux kernel command line, this parameter is not forwarded to the intermediate boots before the final system bring up. On a certain Dell 12G PowerEdge servers the system will hang when probing EDD during these intermediate reboots. The following workaround allows an autoyast based install to complete in this situation:

<scripts>
<chroot-scripts config:type="list">
<script>
<interpreter>shell</interpreter>
<filename>eddoff.sh</filename>
<notification>Appending kernel command line parameters ... </notification>
<source><![CDATA[
#!/bin/bash
sed -e '/root=/s/$/ edd=off/' < /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst > /tmp/menu.lst
cp /tmp/menu.lst /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst
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</source>
</script>
</chroot-scripts>
</scripts>