When I run the SLES10SP3 install/update it does not understand the
partitioning and states there is no partition to update. /sda1 is on
it's own partition away from NSS (NSS is on 2 separate devices the SAN
another RAID5. sda1 is on another RAID1 device by itself.

fstab
/dev/system/sys_linux / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda1 /boot ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/swap swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
DATA1 /media/nss/DATA1 nssvol
noauto,rw,name=DATA1,norename,ns=long,noatime,nodi ratime 0 0
SANVOL1 /media/nss/SANVOL1 nssvol
noauto,rw,norename,ns=long,name=SANVOL1,noatime,no diratime 0 0
sanvmext3 /dev/evms/SANEXTV1 ext3 rw 0 0

I did perform these tasks as an extra step but the B was already present.
Do the following just before you begin the upgrade:

1.In YaST, click System > System Services (Runlevel).
2.Select Expert Mode.
3.Select boot.lvm.
4.If the boot level (column B) is not marked with a B, then click
Set/Reset > Enable the Service.
5.Select boot.md.
6. If the boot level (column B) is not marked with a B, then
click Set/Reset > Enable the Service.
7.Click Finish, then click Yes.

To no avail I see many more partitions but not sure which to choose or
if it will even work because I can not select multiple partition to update.


I am cautious about moving forward for fear of a split kernel scenario
which is brutal to fix.