Originally Posted by yancek
Is the 60GB SSD the only drive on the computer?
Did you create a separate boot partition? or did you install Ubuntu on one partition?
Use the CD with which you installed Ubuntu, boot it, go to the Applications tab and look for terminal, open it and enter this:
That is a lower case Letter L in the command. No password should be needed. Post the output here. If you know how to mount partitions, you could mount whichever partition has the boot directory and post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg file. If you don't know how, post back.
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it
the 60GB SSD is the only drive in the computer
I did not create a separate boot partition and Ubuntu is on one partition
the results of the sudo fdisk -l are
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders, total 117231408 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002d757
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 113123327 56560640 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 113125374 117229567 2052097 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 113125376 117229567 2052096 82 Linux swap / Solaris