After a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, the boot seems to stop after selecting the ubuntu option (same with the rescue one) in the grub menu.
At first I thought this was related to grub-efi, as I've had similar problems after a Ubuntu 11.04 update which replaced grub-efi with grub-pc and got me stuck on a "elf magic" grub console (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/800910).
While the 11.04 problem was resolved with a simple
apt-get install from the live cd, that solution doesn't work this time.
The drive with the bootloader is a sata3 ssd with 64 gb gpt (sdb1 20 mb efi boot partition fat16, sdb2 60 gb root ext4 and sdb3 4 gb swap) on a msi e350ia-e45 mainboard with a pair of 2 TB ext4 mbr drives for photos/music/movies.
I've tried a few grub-install/update-grub with boot-directory sdb1 from chroot, but I cant seem to go anywhere.
Even this guide: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Grub2#EFI (ofc I replaced grub2 with grub in the grub-install and efibootmgr commands) doesnt seem to get me anywhere.
Any help or ideas are appeciated ;)
edit: I guess its the combination of gpt/uefi that also seems to haunt f16
edit: same with 12.04 beta btw