[ubuntu-uk] error: invalid arch independent ELF magic

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 12:36:25 UTC 2011

On 14 October 2011 12:56, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am having a problem installing 11.10.
> Install seems to go fine but when i try and boot i get:
> error: invalid arch independent ELF magic
> grub rescue >
> I think it has to do with this being a thinkpad and having UEFI.
> Apparently i need to install grub-efi while on the live CD
> (
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/37692/grub-invalid-arch-independent-elf-magic-after-natty-install-on-ssd
> )
> but don't really know what to do.
In theory, boot the live CD/USB, make sure it's got a network connection,
select 'Try Ubuntu' and then either launch software centre and find grub-efi
or run sudo apt-get grub-efi, then click on the 'Install Ubuntu' icon.


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