I'm doing a fresh install of CentOS 5.9 x64 on a server with 8 disks in RAID5. At some point during the install, it gave me the option of configuring Grub, or not bothering. I chose not to bother, since CentOS was the only OS I would be installing. After installing and rebooting, sans install media, it wouldn't boot--just sat there with a blinking cursor at the BIOS message saying it would try to boot from the HD now. Is that normal?
So I put the install media back in, rebooted, did
linux rescue, ...,
chroot ..., and
grub-install /dev/cciss/c0d0, and everything looked good. When I reboot without the install media, though, I just get a
grub> prompt, and no matter how many times I have it write the configuration again, I'm stuck with the grub prompt on boot now, and I'm not even sure I need Grub. Do I actually need it, or is it a false solution to the blinking cursor problem? If I do need it, why is it stuck despite
success messages when I