Mint 13 - "error: invalid arch independent ELF magic."

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Artichoke
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Mint 13 - "error: invalid arch independent ELF magic."

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Hi folks,

My wife's little Asus 1015BX Seashell netbook has been running Mint 12 a little slow. Some Googling suggested that it might need an update to the Linux kernel, and I decided to go all the way and install Mint 13 (Cinnamon).

All went well, but upon reboot I got the message "error: invalid arch independent ELF magic." Some more Googling turned up lots of stuff on UEFI and Grub2, most of it incomprehensible to me. So after a bit of messing around and unsuccessfully trying different suggested courses of action I decided life is too short and returned the little machine to Mint 12. Problem gone!

In reasonably plain language, can somebody explain what the problem is? Clearly it affects Mint 13 (successfully installed on my desktop) but not Mint 12. Will the issue be resolved in an upcoming release?

Regards,
Warren
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Re: Mint 13 - "error: invalid arch independent ELF magic."

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Anybody here?
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