View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installation 12.04 side by side with Windows 7 Grub Problem

December 3rd, 2013, 05:37 PM
Hi, i am a new Ubuntu user,
i have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my X1 Carbon while windows 7 is installed on other partition.
after installing and restart i get "Invalid arch independent ELF"
I have try few fixes but it doesnt work.
i am sure there are alot of you who have worked it out.

Thank you for helping a linux newbe :D

December 3rd, 2013, 06:26 PM
error: invalid arch independent ELF magic

Often version of grub in MBR is not same as install.
Use same version to reinstall or chroot and fully uninstall & reinstall grub.

You should try Boot-Repair but may have to run the full uninstall and reinstall of grub.
Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.