I need a SLES 11 system for porting some software for a client. I got the DVD and tried to install in kvm.

First, I was pleasantly surprised that, like Debian, SuSE now supports virtio disks (/dev/vda) right from the installer. So far so good.

However, both SLES 11 and OpenSuse 11 fail to install because grub crashes. I tried booting the SuSE cd into "rescue" mode and tries to install grub manually using the chroot trick. Same thing, grub seg faults.

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