[CentOS-devel] Booting CentOS 8 in a VM - can't find the disk

Kevin Stange

kevin at steadfast.net
Fri Sep 27 16:18:57 UTC 2019

On 9/27/19 7:22 AM, Ladar Levison via CentOS-devel wrote:
> On 9/26/19 3:48 AM, Tristan Cacqueray wrote:
>> FWIW I wasn't able to complete a regular install using the dvd with 2GB
>> of ram, the interface froze before completion. Bumping to 4GB fixed the
>> issue.
> I believe that if you add "text" to the kernel boot parameters, you'll
> get a text based version of the Anaconda installer. Or at least that
> used to be the case.
> I've included that parameter with my kickstart installs, and I get a
> text installer (which might be because they're automated installs), but
> I haven't tried supplying the option manually with this release yet.
> I've also built VMs this way, for a variety of platforms, with only 2gb
> of RAM, although I used the smaller boot CD, and a network repo to do it.

The text installer hasn't had a usable UI for partitioning since before
CentOS 7 / Fedora 19 so this is unlikely to work well unless you are
completely suppressing all questions from appearing.

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