Read article on Slashdot about upcoming beta release
Extracted the ISO, mounted it on a fresh x64 VM in VMware
Kernel panic, could not find any boot partition
Verified VMware uses BIOS and not EFI boot.
Why in 2018 can’t boot loaders simply ask the user when in doubt instead of just crashing into a debugger?
BTW after I removed the virtual hard drive and tried again the ISO booted into the welcome screen/language selector. Kinda hard to install on a removed drive though so it doesn’t really help much.
Maybe I should try again after beta release?