I faced with that issue while trying to install CentOS 8 on WMware.

I am using VMware Workstation 15.5 pro and trying to install CentOS 8. When I boot and it starts the installer it gives me a message on the
bottom

“Pane is dead”. I tried to set “install operating system later”,
Unfortunately VMware does not pick up the boot device as ISO and goes right to DHCP boot.

Same steps work for CentOS 7 without any issue. So after making search here is the solution.

Selected the newly created VM.
Go and edit VM settings.
Inside there, under hardware, you will see CD/DVD -> using file autoinst.iso
Remove it. start your VM again.

Or check your vm instance’s folder, and removed “autoinstall.iso” file which looked like suspicious and installation worked like a charm!