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Issues Novell Client for Linux, Cannot novs-kmp-default in YAST

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I'm trying to get the Novell Client for Linux 2.0 Sp1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2. My kernel is the default kernel.
One of the prerequisites is installing novfs-kmp-default. I tried to follow the installation procedure, but I cannot find the file in YAST. I tried adding the CD as an installation source and the file is still not there.

I search for the novs-kmp-default and it is not there. Since I have to have it installed before I can install the Novell Client for Linux, and I have to have that installed before Console one for linux will work, I'm pretty much stuck until I can find the appropriate file.  

Basically, I'm wondering where I can find novfs-kmp-default. I spend about 30 minutes googling it and I can't seem to find it anywhere.  I'm new to linux, so it would be helpful if, when you give me directions, you at least place links to the step by step.

So, from the documentation(which I've read by the way)
Documentation link http://www.novell.com/documentation/linux_client/linuxclient20sp1/?page=/documentation/linux_client/linuxclient20sp1/data/bwlhjz7.html#bwlhjz7
To install the required packages:

   1.

      Launch the YaST Control Center.

      GNOME: Click Computer > More Applications > System > YaST.

      KDE: Click the menu button > System > YaST.
   2.

      If you are not logged in as root, type the root password, then click Continue.
   3.

      Click Software in the left column, then click Software Management in the right column.
   4.

      Click Search in the Filter drop-down list.
   5.

      In the Search field, type the name of the package you want to install, then click Search.
   6.

      Select the package for installation.
   7.

      Repeat Step 5 and Step 6 for each package that you want to install.
   8.

      Click Accept to install all of the selected packages.

      YaST displays the progress of the package installation.
   9.

      (Conditional) If a message informs you that other package selections have been made to resolve dependencies, click Continue.
  10.

      (Conditional) If a message prompts you to insert a CD, put the CD in the CD drive, then click OK.
  11.

      After all the packages have been installed, click Close to close the YaST Control Center.

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The Novell Client for Linux is intended for SLED, not SLES.  If you can access the repositories for SLED you might be able to install it on your server.  I kind-of did a workaround by using an OpenSuSE repository for the same kernel version as my SLES, but that was a while ago.

If someone else has successfully installed the Novell Client for Linux on a SLES10 SP2, I also would be interested in how it's done.
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Thanks for the info, its easy to mixup the D and the S at the end of the SLE[DS]. I'll try to figure out what I want to do from here with regards to the situation. Thanks for your help ShineOn, I spent a week trying to get the thing to work, well at least I know why it was so hard! I'll probably close this question and award points within a day or so.
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oh, I meant this question to be a 500 point one. Doh!
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