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Some more info is necessary in order to help you, the more we know about the problem the better to help you to fix it, please could you tell which version of Ubuntu do you have installed? Your hardware specs too?
This link may bring some lights to the problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=809515
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Your posts don't provide enough information for anyone to help. The error 2 for Grub means the selected disk does not exist. You have posted no information on how many hard drives/partitions you have. Neither have you indicated whether Ubuntu is the only operating system you have?
When you installed Ubuntu, did the installation complete? Did you get a pop-up message indicating it completed and instructing you to reboot? During the installation, where did you select to install the bootloader? Did you install it to the mbr of the drive on which you installed Ubuntu? Do you have other drives? Did you install it to the mbr of one of those drives? Did you install it to the / partition of Ubuntu? Did you create and install it to a separate /boot partition? or do you have a separate boot partition?
If you don't know the answers to the above, you can get it by booting your Ubuntu flash drive and selecting Try without installing. Open a web browser like firefox and go to the site below, read the instructions, download and run the bootinfoscript and post the results.txt file here:
I was pretty sure I've confused the partitioning. It has a 2007 version of Devian. I can't access it now either. When I try to boot my Acer Aspire One it doesn't boot through my HD & I get 'error 2' repeatedly. Now I can't even run the option to try Ubuntu through the stick before installing it, my laptop freezes when I click the option to try it.
I installed it and it couldn't reboot after restarting. It's only the original HD, option 1 in booting, plus the USB stick now.
Since you are not able to boot anything on that machine it would be very difficult to give further advice, outside of guessing. My guess is that you didn't install the Ubuntu Grub2 to the mbr and the error 2 you are getting is from your old Debian install which still used the old version of Grub. AFAIK, the error 2 is Grub Legacy only. It's probably looking for the Grub files and the drive/partition sequence is changes so...?