error: invalid arch independent elf magic
On Sun, 15 Apr 2012 23:37:49 -0400, Joey L wrote:
> hi all - i am in big trouble and really need good help.
> Something happened to my raid5 array on an ibm x3650 with raid-8k
> controller. I am running debian squeeze with grub --- nothing fancy -
> all my files are on the root filesystem.
> The array was not being recognized by the bios.
This is a hardware based RAID, right? How is that it was suddenly
"unrecognized"? Or you mean it was degraded or being rebuilt? :-?
> So i tried to do a revive - the raid array was rivived and came up with
> a status of okay.
How did you manage to do that? Rescanning from the BIOS of the RAID card?
> I have the grub loader booting now but get the following error:
> error: invalid arch independent elf magic
> I tried googling it...I am very nervous about what I found to get me out
> of this mess.
> So i wanted to ask anyone out there --- how do i get out of it..please
Some questions first:
- GRUB version (2 or legacy)
- Additional OSes / dual booting?
What I'd would try is booting the system by another mean (from a LiveCD,
using SuperGrubDisk...). If you can boot normally, it can be that the
bootloader has been damaged somehow so I would try to reinstall it.
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