CentOS 6.2 X64 After GRUB Menu, Black Screen With Blinking Cursor

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Dear CentOS users,

I installed CentOS 6.2 x64 in a Sun Fire X4450 machine, it has 4 disks and I configured them to be a single volume (no RAID). The installer sees the volume perfectly, its 570Gb. I created two ext3 partitions, /dev/sda1 and
/dev/sda2. In the logs I see they are formated correctly. All the files are installed.

Then when I reboot, I get to the GRUB menu. Choose the first and only option, and immediately after that I only see a black screen with blinking cursor on top left.

I’ve tried recreating the grub manually with :
find /boot/grub/stage1 (reported it on hd0,0)
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
quit

Then I try to boot and I get the same blinking cursor.

I tried another approach with no luck either :
replacing root=LABEL=UUID for root=/dev/sda1 just to see if this could help
… but I have the same problem.

I don’t really now what’s going on. Is there anyway to put grub into verbose mode so I can see what exactly it is doing or looking for ?

Thanks in advance.

Regards.

One thought on - CentOS 6.2 X64 After GRUB Menu, Black Screen With Blinking Cursor

  • I take it, then, that you can access and modify the file
    /boot/grub/grub.conf? If so, please post it. Make sure all files mentioned in grub.conf (kernel and initrd) actually exist.

    You can try removing “rhgb” from grub.conf, but if the problem is with Grub itself, it probably won’t say more than it already does.

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