I can no longer clone my git repository from v1.7 client, i get error: 
Trying to write ref refs/heads/master with nonexistant object.
It is a remote repo that im using ssh to connect to, and i have done 
everything i can find on google from creating a new master branch, cleaning 
up the repo, removing dangling bits etc. etc.
So far I have come to the conclusion that while creating a tag on my v1.8 
client in windows, something has happened which has stopped the repo from 
being compatible with v1.7 (as i am still able to clone it with 1.8).
The full message when trying to clone is:
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/jthompso/Downloads/mtsd/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 2464, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (905/905), done.
remote: Total 2464 (delta 1201), reused 2446 (delta 1186)
Receiving objects: 100% (2464/2464), 652.66 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1201/1201), done.
error: refs/remotes/origin/master does not point to a valid object!
error: Trying to write ref refs/heads/master with nonexistant object 
fatal: Cannot update the ref 'HEAD'.
Remember cloning and working with this repo with v1.8 still works fine, and 
the repo is hosted with gitolite on a remote server using git 1.7.

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