CentOS Install brings me to GRUB screen

Hi experts!

When I put in the centos installer DVD 64bit into my brand new server - 1U IBM X3650 2 x 4TB C100 mega raid 1. This server supports 64bit and uefi bios

It doesn't boot into the install screen, it shows me the

GNU GRUB v 0.97 (436k lower / 3129880k upper memory)
Minimal bash like editing is supported

Any idea how do I get to the install screen? I haven't installed it yet

I have burnt a few images like the minimal install, DVD1 etc, still the same... But 32bit DVD installer is fine. Why?
sharepoint2013Asked:
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sharepoint2013Author Commented:
Oh wait, if I go inside bios and change RAID to AHCI, and remove my Megaraid config for RAID 1, it will boot into the install... Strange

What do I do? I need the Megaraid
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John-Charles-HerzbergCommented:
Attached is the MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation User Guide - LSI.  Chapter 13 is the CentOS install.

Thanks
JC
80-00163-01H-MR-Driver-UG.pdf
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DavidPresidentCommented:
You need to build a custom kernel with the drivers, but you can't do that because they aren't available for Centos and the IBM controller you have.

Just pay the money and run Redhat, or buy a different controller.  Sorry.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
And what is exactly wrong with the builtin drivers in the standard linux kernel?
So rebuilding with the right driver enabled by default (or a module if you use initramfs).
make menuconfig
and search using /megaraid
it will show you where you can make the right settings.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
You have an IBM branded version of the megaraid.  You do not have an LSI megaraid.  They identify themselves differently and the generic Centos drivers are not going to work on the IBM card. That is why the system didn't boot the first time.

You'll have to use the IBM drivers with the RedHat kernel, or get a different controller.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
For this driver i didn't find sources, only a binary installer which refuses to run on my system (wrong OS (Gentoo) or wrong architecture) so i'm not sure if it extracts sources or binary only  drivers.

The strange thing is that for a M1015 there are more options for making it usable.
Maybe you can apply some of that info for this adapter.
There may be some solution: (I have no such controller so please read carefuly)

http://www.servethehome.com/ibm-m1015-part-1-started-lsi-92208i/
and following parts. The firmsware of LSI can be written to the controller.
Not sure if that will help you..

On this forum the rocketraid driver is mentioned as a replacement.
https://forums.amahi.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3290
(Source from: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/BIOS_Driver/rr232x/Linux/ )


That said there is a chance that the RHEL drivers might work on CentOS
http://serverfault.com/questions/306232/do-red-hat-drivers-work-on-centos
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