hello all,

i have 9 z based VMs and i am trying to upgrade them to SP3 (from SP2).
the procedure i am following is this:

(I am using a local mirror repo)
update to latest SP2 patches (zypper ref; zypper lp; zypper patch)
upgrade to sp3 by using zypper dup --from SLES11-SP3-Pool --from SLES11-SP3-Updates.

zypper reports some problems regarding the removal of old kernels,bin utils devel,openssl devel)
when installation begins at some point i get:

Removal of (7293)kernel-default-base-3.0.93-0.5.1.s390x(@System) failed:
Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: %postun(kernel-default-base-3.0.93-0.5.1.s390x) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
i choose ignore...
after that at some point i also get:

Installing: kernel-default-3.0.93-0.8.2 [done]
Additional rpm output:

Kernel image: /boot/image-3.0.93-0.8-default
Initrd image: /boot/initrd-3.0.93-0.8-default
Root device: /dev/system/root (mounted on / as ext3)
Kernel Modules: jbd mbcache ext3 dm-mod dm-log dm-region-hash dm-mirror dm-snapshot scsi_mod scsi_dh scsi_dh_alua scsi_dh_hp_sw scsi_dh_emc scsi_dh_rdac dasd_mod dasd_eckd_mod linear crc-t10dif sd_mod
Features: dm block dasd lvm2
31404 blocks
Perl-Bootloader: 2013-10-06 12:20:12 <3> pbl-5792.2 Core::RunCommand.1598: Error: Command '/sbin/zipl >>/var/log/YaST2/y2log_bootloader 2>&1' failed with code 256 and output: Error: Config file '/etc/zipl.conf': Line 13: missing keyword 'target' in section 'Failsafe'
Using config file '/etc/zipl.conf'

There was an error generating the initrd (1)
Creating zfcpdump image

Kernel image: /usr/lib/s390-tools/zfcpdump.image
Initrd image: /usr/lib/s390-tools/zfcpdump.rd
/sbin/mkinitrd: line 482: /usr/lib/s390-tools/mkinitrd/setup/81-qeth.sh: No such file or directory
Script /usr/lib/s390-tools/mkinitrd/setup/81-qeth.sh failed!
There was an error generating the initrd (1)
the result of this is the following zipl.conf file...

Code:
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed Sep 18 13:24:03 EEST 2013
[defaultboot]
defaultmenu = menu

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
[SLES11_SP3]
    image = /boot/image-3.0.82-0.7-default
    target = /boot/zipl
    ramdisk = /boot/initrd-3.0.82-0.7-default,0x2000000
    parameters = "root=/dev/disk/by-id/ccw-0X4079-part2 TERM=dumb"

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
[Failsafe]
    image = /boot/image-3.0.82-0.7-default
    target = /boot/zipl					<---- this line is missing...
    ramdisk = /boot/initrd-3.0.82-0.7-default,0x2000000
    parameters = "root=/dev/dasda2 "



:menu
    default = 1
    prompt = 1
    target = /boot/zipl
    timeout = 10
    1 = SLES11_SP3
    2 = Failsafe
    3 = ipl
after adding the target line & run mkinitrd & zipl the next time i reboot the system will come up ok...

any ideas why the above errors occur?

Regards
Michael.