this right here is one of the problems
why install such a old and outdated driver ???
it is from April of 2014
the "352.41" is the current in the LONG TERM driver
now you are using rhel7 ( or cent7 or SL 7 ) the "el7" in the above post
you did remove the nouveau driver and rebuild the boot image without the driver
( on going issues with rhel/cent/sl and the .run )
the boot image needs to be REBUILT with out nouveau before you can install the .run
blacklisting it is not enough
a quick little script i wrote for Scientificlinux when i was testing drivers
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r ).img.backup
dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
save as RBI.sh ( ReBuild Initramfs) in " /"
then run the NVIDIA.run in a text only boot ( no x11)
after it is installed and running REINSTALL MESA!!!!
the nvidia .run replaced the system "gl.h"and "glu.h" and libgl with a DIFFERENT one
but did NOT!!!!! replace the rest of the gl headers
there is NOW A SOURCE MIS-MATCH!!!! in the headers for GL
so you need to reinstall the mesa ,mesa-devel and mesaglw and mesaglu libs and devel rpms
this mis-match can and DOSE cause problems
as to using the install dvd to boot into "rescue" mode
that is one of the options
type in rescue as per the on screen instructions
then after ( as per the instructions) type in
" chroot /mnt/sysimage"
you will be in "/" of the cent 7 install
from there /var/log and read the logs