Mouse and Keyboard freezes during ISO install on VMware

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Operating System and Software

  • Rocky Linux 8
  • VMware vSphere


  • During ISO install of Rocky Linux 8, the Anaconda screen freezes during the install of Rocky Linux 8 on VMware vSphere.

How to Fix

  • Ensure the ISO image you use for the Rocky Linux 8 install is not uploaded from your local machine, but available directly on the VM datastore.

Origin of the Problem

  • Performance issues for a direct-attach ISO are unpredictable and can cause hang-ups during the Rocky Linux 8 install when using an ISO, causing the keyboard and mouse to not respond at the console.

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