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I found it was easier for me to have a bootable os on usb.
So I took my debian hdd out of my laptop put it in an enclosure since I had 2 hdd's & since I installed a kernel with all the drivers it boots up on almost any computer that is usb bootable excluding ther uefi & secure boot.
I boot it on target machine update grub then boot the damaged os, unmount & remove usb drive & install grub.
This will get you a "grub>" prompt (i.e. the grub shell). At grub>. enter these commands
This will return a location. If you have more than one, select the installation that you want to provide the grub files.
Next, THIS IS IMPORTANT, whatever was returned for the find command use it in the next line (you are still at grub>. when you enter the next 3 commands)
The link you posted in your post above, # 20 is 7 years old and refers to Grub Legacy and nothing in it is applicable in your case as you previously indicated you were using Grub 1.99. That is Grub2 and the commands are almost all different. The link below explains the different commands for Grub2:
Eddy, I completely missed your attached link. It did not show up last night. Maybe because I posted at the same time and did not hit refresh? (It was a long day)
Yancek, Thank you. I'm helping via my computer and calling him while he's working on his computer. I'm searching online, but without everybodys help, it's as if I'm walking in the dark and blindly grabbing at anything that may work.
So, truly, Thank you for your patience and assistance. I will call him in a little bit to read your posts back to him and open the attachments to walk him through.