I'm booting Ubuntu from rEFInd on a 15" MacBook Pro. For a long time I haven't had a problem, but just now booting has been hanging on the error

Invalid ROM Contents

This seems to happen when it attempts to mount /dev/sda3 which is the Ubuntu partition. I've read that this may be related to graphics and I can boot an older version of the Kernel without graphics, however nothing else that I have read has helped and I am at a loss as to what to do. Any suggestions for fixing this error?

  • You might need to find a patch for the graphics of your Mac. From what it sounds like, it might be related to a problem solved here. See if that can fix your problem, but if it's not related, someone else or myself will get back to you with a solution. – Samuel Knight Sep 24 '13 at 21:26

Reinstalling the nvidia drivers seems to have fixed the problem. Boot headless (you can probably use one of the backup kernels).

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-310

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