OK, I should have taken the time to do it first. After looking at the other posts, I'll add these.
Where are you seeing GRUB v1? You also said, the GRUB2 version was 1.98-Ubuntu. This says you are booting GRUB2 from Backtrack, since it's based on Ubuntu. To see the version of GRUB you are using, open a terminal window and enter:
sudo grub-install --version
You'll get something like: grub-install (GRUB) 1.99-14
. Post the output from the above command.
If you installed GRUB-legacy, you can revert to GRUB2, but first please clean up your sources.list file. I would not recommend that you install anything from the backports unless you know exactly what you are doing. You can really screw-up your installation. Leave that for after you have gained a bit more experience.
Here's a stock Squeeze sources.list file (use it to get your system back to normal):
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
# squeeze-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
After saving, enter in the terminal window:
sudo apt-get update
This will pull in all the updates. If you wish to install the updates at this point, go ahead:
sudo apt-get upgrade
This will upgrade the packages. If some kernel packages are held back, you may also want to do:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Now if you want to install GRUB2 in Squeeze (for a PC/BIOS architecture):
sudo apt-get install grub-pc grub2-common
This will install GRUB2, configure it and generate the /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Your next reboot will be from GRUB2 installed from Squeeze.
You can now further customize/theme GRUB2 according to my guide. Further info for configuring GRUB2 via /etc/default/grub
can be found at (enter in the terminal window):
info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
Or read the complete manual with:
Hope this sheds a bit more light.