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

Timothy Rittman tim.rittman at doctors.org.uk
Mon Oct 17 22:20:47 UTC 2011

Hi James,

Sorry to be a bit slow in replying. I don't have UEFI but on my last two 
upgrades have ended up in grub rescue mode. The instructions on the 
grub2 page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 - section 12 
"resinstalling Grub2") were very helpful in reinstalling and 
reconfiguring grub2.

All the best,


On 14/10/11 13:38, Daniel Case wrote:
> I haven't used it myself, but I found a wiki page that might be of some use:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting
> 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.
>> If anyone would help with some handholding i would appreciate it.
>> Thanks
>> james
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