A while back I had acquired an old laptop with Windows Vista installed. I cleaned everything up for my purposes and decided to install a dual boot Kubuntu environment.
I downloaded the image, burned to a CD with ImgBurn and completed my installation. Booted back up and everything was working fine. It wasnt until I decided to add a few extras such as LAMP where I ran into problems. I attempted to remove features I had accidentally installed, but like a total n00b ran SUDO on removing a large directory of critical files – CRAP!
At this point, I needed to repair my installation. I decided to uninstall and re-install Kubuntu and was well on my way looking for solutions that were looking for problems.
I ended up corrupting my master boot record and was having problems getting back into Windows (let alone re-installing Kubuntu)
Since this problem, I have been researching the use of the GRUB Rescue prompt and steps for repairing GRUB. For some reason, the GRUB 2 rescue environment is not well documented.
GRUB Boot Repair Tools
Here are some tools I found while researching this issue: