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0017941CentOS-8anacondapublic2020-12-14 18:48
Reporternmusatti Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version8.3.2011 
Summary0017941: Install CentOS 8.3.2011 from DVD iso on VirtualBox VM results in unusable system
DescriptionI installed CentOS 8.3 from a CentOS-8.3.2011-x86_64-dvd1.iso image file onto a VirtualBox 6.1.16 VM. The installation went smoothly, I chose "Workstation" and "GNOME applications". However, after completing the installation, I logged into the system and tried launching the Terminal application. It crashed after a few seconds, without ever displaying the terminal window. I tried updating and rebooting, but nothing changed. I installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions, rebooted, but still got the same behaviour.
Steps To ReproduceOn a PC running CentOS 7.9:
Run dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/virtualbox.repo
Run dnf install VirtualBox-6.1
Download the CentOS-8.3.2011-x86_64-dvd1.iso image file from the CentOS web site
Create a new virtual machine: I used 4 GB RAM, 64 GB HD, 2 processors. Insert the iso image in the virtual CD-ROM drive.
Boot the machine and perform the installation. From the software selection scren choose "Workstation" as installation type and "GNOME applications" from the additional software list. complete the installation, reboot and login.
From the Activities view launch Terminal.
Additional InformationI don't know if it is related, but at the first reboot I noticed that the installed kernel was a CentOS Stream one. After the update the new kernel was the CentOS 8 one I expected.

I managed to obtain a working 8.3 graphical installation by using the CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-boot.iso image.

I attached an excerpt of my VM's /var/log/messages file.
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Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost dbus-daemon[2234]: [session uid=1001 pid=2234] Activating via systemd: service name='org.gnome.Terminal' unit='gnome-terminal-server.service' requested by ':1.73' (uid=1001 pid=4964 comm="gnome-terminal " label="unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost systemd[2197]: Starting GNOME Terminal Server...
Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost gnome-terminal-server[4969]: Non UTF-8 locale (ANSI_X3.4-1968) is not supported!
Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost systemd[2197]: gnome-terminal-server.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=8/n/a
Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost systemd[2197]: gnome-terminal-server.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Dec 13 15:47:35 localhost systemd[2197]: Failed to start GNOME Terminal Server.
...
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/desktop/interface/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/peripherals/mouse/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/desktop/sound/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/desktop/privacy/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_fast: "/org/gnome/desktop/a11y/" (establishing: 0, active: 0)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/desktop/interface/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/peripherals/mouse/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/desktop/sound/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/desktop/privacy/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # watch_established: "/org/gnome/desktop/a11y/" (establishing: 1)
Dec 13 15:48:00 localhost org.gnome.Terminal.desktop[4964]: # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached
Dec 13 15:49:35 localhost dbus-daemon[2234]: [session uid=1001 pid=2234] Failed to activate service 'org.gnome.Terminal': timed out (service_start_timeout=120000ms)

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