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a serious GRUB issue

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http://askubuntu.com – Everything went on well. Today morning when I rebooted my workstation, I was appalled by the grub rescue screen that appeared on boot up. I could not guess what could be the reason for this. Trying to find out a solution, I googled and browsed several sites and performed the following commands from a live cd. sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt sudo grub-install /dev/sda /mnt I later recognized that I should have installed grub in sda1 and not in sda2. sda2 is my ubuntu partition with all my data. On reboot, I was further taken aback by appearance of a grub prompt. On googling again, I was instructed (HowTos)