Environment:
ZCS 7.1.3
SLES 11 SP1 x64, 2 GB ram, 50GB disk
(virtual machine on ESXi)

Problem:
During the installation the setup of the MySQL databases fails.
Error messages are logged in "/opt/zimbra/log/zmmyinit.log" and give an "errno: 13" on a file with the extension "frm" that should be created in "/opt/zimbra".

Cause:
The installation process of the MySQL databases tries to write to "/opt/zimbra" but is has no rights there (the directory is owned by root).

Workaround:
During install, after the installation of the RPMs (when the install script asks you if you want to change the domain) do the following:
- open a second console and login as root
- run "chown zimbra:zimbra"
- return to the first console and continue your installation

Additional info:
So far I did not find any reason to change the ownership of "/opt/zimbra" back to root

Caution:
In another thread here in the forum the was the info to run "chown -R zimbra:zimbra /opt/zimbra" I tried that one after the installation and it did not work for me.

Regards

Dieter

PS: will file a bug as soon as my bugzilla account is ready for use.